Phantom Fluorite on Quartz Matrix Specimen from Qinglong Mine
Dimension: 8cm x 6.7cm x 2.4cm
Locality: Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
Creamy white Quartz which has a mounded, spherical habit and is showcasing a group of cubic, lavender purple Fluorite crystals with blue phantom color zoning in the centre. The Fluorite crystals have modified edges and corners composed of small, stepped surfaces giving them rounded edges.
Fluorite's Maintenance Advice:
Fluorite is extremely susceptible to sunlight, some colours fade slower than others, but they all fade under sunlight. The effect also happens under normal halogen light. Therefore keep Fluorite in a darker part of the home, away from direct sunlight unless it needs to be cleansed and charged. To cleanse and charge Fluorite, just pop it on a windowsill out of direct sunlight or even on a cloudy day for 10 minutes. If it doesn't feel like that is enough, you can use reiki or sound too.