Catalogue number #2590

Fluorite on Quartz

Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China

Size 9x6x5.6cm

Price £260

Lustrous, sparkling milky quartz crystals with stepped growth on prism faces are host to modified octahedral fluorite crystals reaching 2cm across. The fluorite displays subtle colour variations with purple-green internal zoning and a yellowish tint to the outermost layer. This outer layer is a stepped cubic overgrowth giving a frosted look, while square faces at vertices form windows into the transparent flourite cores. There is also a second generation of smaller milky quartz crystals. In excellent condition with no damage; a fracture near the base formed during mineral growth and has re-sealed. Fascinating specimen, highly three dimensional and great aesthetics from all angles.