Wolframite var. Ferberite and Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine

Wolframite var. Ferberite and Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine

Dimension: 2.6cm x 2.5cm x 1.8cm

Weight: 16g

Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China


A gorgeous miniature Fluorite specimen associated with brassy, jet black Wolframite var. Ferberite from the famous Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China. The group of light aqua blue cubic Fluorite crystals are transparent with beautiful wisps of purple phantoms, outstanding!


This was purchased by my father in around 2004-05 in China, and kept until now in his personal Chinese minerals collection of miniatures and small cabinet pieces. It is mesmerizing in person, the color and lustre is even better than the photos.


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.