Fluorite, Quartz

Huanggang #4 Mine
Chifeng City
Inner Mongolia
Size: 22.0x14.5x5.0 cm
Largest crystal size: 24 mm


There have been a wide variety of fluorite specimens out of this mine in China, but these pieces have to be some of the most distinctive. The edges of the fluorite cubes in these specimens are beveled by the dodecahedron making the crystals appear strongly rounded, a less common habit for fluorite, making for some distinctive crystallography. The fluorite crystals mostly cover the quartz crystals which poke out here and there, standing out in stark contrast to the dark-blue fluorite. The specimen was sawn from the mine wall and so the back has been smoothed out. A nice large cabinet piece!

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