Spinel-twinned Fluorite (rare for locale)

Shangbao Mine, Hunan Province, China
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A rare and showy specimen of sharp, water-clear to translucent, spinel-twinned fluorite crystals with striking, intensely purple color zoning from recent finds at the famous Shangbao Mine of China. This cutie competes with the best from Naica, Mexico. Very few of these were recovered and they are highly desirable. Complete all-around and pristine. This is the last and one of the best of the very small lot we obtained.

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