Bi-colored Fluorite (classic locale - fluorescent)

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Cabinet, 11.6 x 8.5 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Bi-colored fluorite cubes dramatically cover both sides of this impressive and sculptural large forked specimen from the famous Yaogangxian Mine. The glassy, lustrous, transparent to translucent cubes reach 2.7 cm and are a pretty emerald-green to a rich purple. Some of the crystals have color-zoned phantoms, adding character. Purple fluorescence. See the 2011 Mineralogical Record article in China-III Special Issue, Vol. 42, No. 6. This renowned tungsten-tin deposit is known for a wide variety of fluorite colors and styles and this is a very fine and artistic large example of this varietal.