Phantom Fluorite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine, China
Dimension: 3.6cm x 3.6cm x 2.2cm
Weight: 90 carat / 18g
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
This very 3-dimentional, aesthetic specimen features a cluster of Quartz crystals hosting two Phantom Fluorite cubes from the world-class Yaogangxian Mine of China. Mined in 2015, the Fluorite crystals display mesmerizing purple phantoms with a light aqua blue center, impressive! Some Pyrite micro-crystals densely “crawled” on the surfaces of the Quartz points on the back side, very interesting and unique. It is complete-all-around, well-balanced and can be displayed from all angles. The Fluorite crystals exhibit a bright blue fluorescence under UV lighting 365nm. Comes with a high quality acrylic display box.
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Yaogangxian mine produces some of the world's top quality Fluorite specimens and the area had already been shut down for mining for years. Specimens from this locality are now very sort after by mineral collectors around the world. I can no longer acquire new Yaogangxian specimens from the source because the price has tripled. Luckily we had acquired a decent quantity of the best pieces back in 2004-2005, some of them had been kept as my father’s personal Yaogangxian collections. I highly recommend everyone to at least collect one Yaogangxian piece because this locality is just too remarkable and important.
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 and away from direct sunlight.