Botryoidal Fluorite

Minggang, Xinyang, Henan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 6.4 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 05/29/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This find of 2007-2008 really shocked the mineral collecting world, because botryoidal fluorites are rare, and here you had intensely rich PURPLE ones (which had rarely been seen before). The translucent specimens glow a luscious purple under good light. This botryoid has a nifty frill around most of it and the back is heavily and unusually etched. The contact on one edge is minimally detracting. Highly representative of the rare species and find.

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