Cubo-Octohedral Phantom Fluorite on Druzy Quartz Matrix from Yiwu Co.
Dimension: 9cm x 4.1cm x 3.3cm
Locality: Yiwu Co., Jinhua Prefecture, Zhejiang Province, China
A beautiful specimen of Purple and Green Phantom Stepped Fluorite on quartz matrix from Yiwu Co., Jinhua Prefecture, Zhejiang Province, China. The phantoms are green zoned core and purple zoned edge, aesthetic to look at from all angles. The exposed transparent to translucent cubo-octohedral stepped Fluorite crystal measures 3 cm across, it stands out in stark contrast to the white druzy Quartz!
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 closed years ago for environment protection and miner's safety issues. I am lucky enough to acquire some of the best pieces from this small pocket in my recent exploratory trip to China.
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.