Dragon Minerals - Update December 9, 2018

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28617: Fluorite and Quartz - $250
Huanggang Fe-Sn Deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Cabinet - 12.4 x 7.8 x 5.6 cm (4.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches)
Weight - 222 grams (0.49 pounds)
Specimen status: Available    Send email to order

I have never seen another specimen like this from this famous locality! A pair of terminated, dark green quartz crystals host a clump sugary, deep purple fluorite crystals. The quartz color is probably due to hedenbergite or actinolite inclusions. The fluorites are opaque and reach 2 mm at most, but have an interesting cavern on one face (third photo). Except the usual incompleteness where the quartz crystals were removed from matrix the specimen is free of damage. Displays nicely horizontally without needing a stand (fourth photo) but if you prefer a vertical orientation (first or second photo)  then a stand will be needed.

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