Phantom Fluorite with Mica, Calcite and Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine
Dimension: 2.5cm x 2.1cm x 1.9cm
Weight: 55 carat / 11g
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A stunning miniature fluorite specimen that is like an orchid growing from inside. This was purchased by my father in around 2004-05 in China, and kept until now in his personal Chinese minerals collection of miniatures and small cabinet pieces. It is mesmerizing in person, even better than the photos. The fluorite cubes are so transparent that you can see the beautiful purple core and the intergrown dolomite.
Yaogangxian mine produces some of the world's top quality fluorite crystals and the area had already been shut down for mining due to environmental protection. Fine specimens from this locale are now very sort after by the collectors in the market.
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.