Rare Botryoidal Purple Fluorite on Matrix from Minggang Mine, Henan, China
Dimension: 10cm x 6cm x 1.9cm
Locality: Minggang Mine, Shihe District, Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China
This gorgeous and unusual Fluorite is from a small find that emerged from China some years back and shocked the mineral collecting world. I was lucky to get the best of them - there was not a lot around and specimens of this kind are now very hard to find.
Botryoidal Fluorites are rare from anywhere and specimen of such intensely rich purple color (with a hue of blue) and quality is very exciting to see. This specimen boasts rolling lustrous surfaces over rounded bubbly purple spheres, outstanding! The translucent Fluorite glows a luscious intense lavender under good light with a satiny luster. It is incredibly clean and free of contacts or surface abrasions. A highly representative specimen of the rare species and find. Comes with a high quality copper wired display stand.
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.