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Fluorite, Quartz

Fluorite, Quartz

Specimen # 100794
Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
Location: Huanggang Mines, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
Size: 12.3 x 6.6 x 4.5 cm
Price: $800.00 CAD

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This specimen features deep blue fluorite crystals perched over two intersecting quartz crystals. The quartz from this find is in fact comprised of two generations, the larger clear crystals at the core are coated by smaller opaque white crystals.  The fluorite crystals themselves have interesting morphology. The smaller crystals are octahedral, with fascinating growth hillocks giving a bit of complexity, while the larger crystals evidence complex growth. This specimen is in excellent condition - no damage from the main viewing angle as no visible damage - on the back side of the specimen behind the termination of the larger quartz, one fluorite is incomplete, but this is not visible from the optimal viewing angle.
 
The fluorites from this find are very dark - photography tends to make them look lighter than they are and I've balanced this tone to an appropriate, representative appearance under normal display lighting, and colour-balanced to near daylight, with a calibrated monitor (these range dramatically from a blue that verges on warm-blue in daylight - and cool LED - to a violet blue under halogen 50W). This specimen has many small crystals spread about against the white quartz and those crystals show the deep blue colour best.
 
A beautiful piece - so many of these were damaged, and this one is just super.
This specimen features deep blue fluorite crystals perched over two intersecting quartz crystals. The quartz from this find is in fact comprised of two generations, the larger clear crystals at the core are coated by smaller opaque white crystals.  The fluorite crystals themselves have interesting morphology. The smaller crystals are octahedral, with fascinating growth hillocks giving a bit of complexity, while the larger crystals evidence complex growth. This specimen is in excellent condition - no damage from the main viewing angle as no visible damage - on the back side of the specimen behind the termination of the larger quartz, one fluorite is incomplete, but this is not visible from the optimal viewing angle.
 
The fluorites from this find are very dark - photography tends to make them look lighter than they are and I've balanced this tone to an appropriate, representative appearance under normal display lighting, and colour-balanced to near daylight, with a calibrated monitor (these range dramatically from a blue that verges on warm-blue in daylight - and cool LED - to a violet blue under halogen 50W). This specimen has many small crystals spread about against the white quartz and those crystals show the deep blue colour best.
 
A beautiful piece - so many of these were damaged, and this one is just super.

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