This large cabinet specimen features sharp green flourite cubes with colour zoning. Many of the crystals have phantoms. The one cut-away crystal at the upper right shows very obvious internal zoning. Strongly fluorescent under UV, as shown in the last photo. In very good condition for the find, minimal chipping and a few of the crystals at the top are partial (as the specimen was removed from a larger area of crystallized fluorite). The piece has a saw cut at the base so that it stands perfectly for display as photographed. An attractive, colourful specimen – looks great in the display case under the lights.
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About These Madagascar Fluorites
Discovered in 2017, this Madagascar green fluorite is from Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron’i Mania. The green varies in darkness from specimen to specimen, and the hue is reminiscent of the specimens produced at the Rogerley Mine (Frosterley, Durham, England).
The apparent colour of these fluorite specimens varies depending upon light source – these photos are adjusted to basic daylight, shade (same as all specimen photos on the website), and this is the lighting that brings out their colour the best. However, in actual daylight, these fluorites exhibit varying degrees of fluorescence, from faint to obvious blue (not as strongly as with Rogerley fluorites). Under UV lighting, they fluoresce bright blue-purple.
The Mandrosonoro fluorites are collected by local inhabitants and the quality of the first pieces I saw (in 2018) was very poor. On the whole, the quality of almost all pieces available to date has remained poor with lots of damage – the specimens in this update are of exceptional quality for the find.