“Tanzanite” Fluorite on Quartz from Xiayang Mine, China
Dimension: 6.3cm x 3.9cm x 2.9cm
Locality: Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
An fine quality Fluorite specimen associated with gem quality Quartz crystals from the famous Xiayang Fluorite Mine in Fujian, China. They have always been named as “Tanzanite” Fluorite due to its color resembling the Tanzanite’s blue. The Fluorite crystals are sharp cuboctahedra with great lustre, the colors range from purple-blue to eggplant-purple. It shows beautiful wisps of deeper purple color zonings adding superb aesthetics to the piece. Perched on a matrix of sparkly Quartz points which are completely transparent and exceedingly lustrous, it is a top quality well-balanced specimen. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand as pictured.
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.