Stepped Octahedral Fluorite on Quartz Matrix
Dimension: 10.2cm x 8cm x 4.4cm
Locality: Yiwu Co., Zhejian Province, China
This came out of a small pocket recently discovered nearby the Yiwu old mine. The Yiwu mine had been in operation since the early 1990s and was shut down at least 10 years ago. I am lucky enough to acquire some of the best pieces from this small pocket in my recent trip to China.
It features a floating deep purple Octahedral Fluorite of 4cm across on druzy quartz crystals matrix. The stepped growth and perfect terminations of the Fluorite are so significant and impressive! A strinking three-dimensional construction on the yellow matrix!
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.