Stepped Octahedral Fluorite on Quartz Matrix from Yiwu Mine
Dimension: 10.2cm x 8cm x 4.4cm
Locality: Yiwu Co., Zhejian Province, China
This came out of a small pocket one-time find discovered nearby the Yiwu old mine in early 2019. 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.