Collector's Piece: Inky Blue Fluorite on Milky Quartz from Inner Mongolia

Dimension: 12.5cm x 12cm x 5cm

Weight: 711g

Locality: Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China


A long lost specimen from this locale, this large cabinet sized specimen features inky blue Fluorite crystals aesthetically covering a Milky Quartz crystal matrix, very three dimensional and showy.  The Fluorite crystals exhibit interesting and complex intergrown morphology – they are cubic with dodecahedral modifications showing an unusual curvature to the crystal edges and faces.  The surfaces of the Fluorite crystals display a silky luster and there are second generation of small Quartz crystals partially "crowned" the Milky Quartz points.  Specimens of this kind were once a ‘wow’ factor in the Tucson show 2015.  This is one of the finest large clusters from the find with striking color contrast as against the white Quartz.

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