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Fluorite

Floater

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Locality: 
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.2 × 10 × 9.3 cm
Description

A fantastic piece from this most relevant discovery in 2019. Most crystals are around 2 to 3cm on edges - and yes, this sharp, complete floater is really 10cm tall! Already the size is very impressive - and then look at color and translucency! I saw a few crystals in this dimension, but they all needed strong backlight to expose their color. For photography I used one minor light source and it really seems to glow. The faces are glossy at the top and more silky down to the base, further they show a very attractive texture all around. At the lower thrid you can see dark green inclusions, which help to give a lot of contrast to the piece - the visual impact of a crystal in this size, color and quality is just mind-blowing! I show the specimen in different positions, and I have to note that there is no less attractive angle. No significant damages to report (one small conatcted area at one corner is present).

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What's on the rock

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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