Xianyang, Yongchun Co., Fujian Fluorite!

A selection of fluorite specimens from a recent find at the Xiayang Mine (the same locality notable for the purple tanzanite-colored fluorites).  I purchased a large quantity of these fluorites, the bulk were wholesale grade, but these were a few that I picked out for one reason or another.  The color of pieces from this group are a somewhat saturated green, and the best have an intense glow caused by cyan blue, yellow, and green zoning, combing to form a color I haven't really seen from anywhere else. 

With all of these, lighting is an important factor-- the color is most saturated under indirect sunlight or equivalent lighting, and the pieces are shown as they would appear sitting on a white piece of paper next to a window in indirect sunlight.  If you look at them under incandescent lighting however, you will be very underwhelmed.....




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XYG01 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
13.8x 10.3x 3.7 cm
$850

A beautiful plate of dodecahedral fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, a number of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  The main crystals on this plate have that color, the rest are more of a crisp green.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

I have never seen this rich he from another place-- not Illinois, not France.  I bought a huge lot of the material, and there were not many pieces like this-- most were that duller gray-green.   









XYG02 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
8.4x 5.7x 3.2 cm
$200

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

The color and transparency of this one are better than the pictures show.











XYG03 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
6.0x 4.6x 3.6 cm
$325

A beautiful fluorite crystal (contacted on the reverse) with a bit of attached quartz,  from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG04 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
7.2x 6.0x 4.6 cm
$335

A beautiful partial fluorite crystal  from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

This is not a complete crystal and there are a couple blemishes, but the color is just so incredibly that I am posting it anyway.  I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- not even the brightest blues from Southern Illinois have the same glow that is added by the combination of green, yellow, and bluish zones that some of these crystals have. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG05 Fluorite on Quartz
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
7.0x 4.5x 3.4 cm
$195

A nice example from a different pocket, this one has a rather large, deep green fluorite dodecahedron on a plate of quartz crystals.  There is a bit of chipping near the top, but it displays as shown.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.








XYG06 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.2x 4.1x 3.8 cm
$185

A beautiful fluorite crystal on matrix from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

This is a complete crystal (there weren't many)  though it does have a chip on one tip.  I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- not even the brightest blues from Southern Illinois have the same glow that is added by the combination of green, yellow, and bluish zones that some of these crystals have. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.












XYG07 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.1x 3.5x 4.1 cm
$245

A beautiful fluorite crystal on matrix from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- not even the brightest blues from Southern Illinois have the same glow that is added by the combination of green, yellow, and bluish zones that some of these crystals have. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.  I think the color is just a little brighter in the picture (owing to the bright lights) but also a little more saturated in real life.












XYG08 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
7.0x 4.1x 2.9 cm
$235

A beautiful example of green fluorite with slight bluish undertones, all on a quartz covered matrix, from recent finds at the Xiayang mine.  There is a bit of peripheral damage, but the piece is exactly as shown.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.









XYG09 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
6.5x 3.3x 2.2 cm
$175

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG10 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
3.7x 2.8x 3.5 cm
$165

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.












XYG11 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
11.9x 8.1x 3.5 cm
$295

A beautiful partial fluorite crystal from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

This is not a complete crystal, but the color is just so incredible that I am posting it anyway.  I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- not even the brightest blues from Southern Illinois have the same glow that is added by the combination of green, yellow, and bluish zones that some of these crystals have.  The quartz association makes it quite beautiful as well.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.








XYG12 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.3x 3.4x 3.0 cm
$165

A beautiful fluorite crystal (on matrix!) from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

This is cleaved on the top right (it's hidden somewhat by bits of matrix attached to this area)  but the color is excellent.  I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- combination of green, yellow, and bluish hues is unlike anything I've seen from anywhere else. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG13 Fluorite on Quartz
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
8.1x 6.1x 4.1 cm
$125

A beautiful example of dodecahedral green fluorite on a matrix covered by small, transparent quartz crystals, from a recent find at the Xiayang Mine. 







XYG14 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.2x 3.8x 3.1 cm
$175

A beautiful partial fluorite crystal from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

This is contacted on the bottom, but the color is just incredible.  I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- not even the brightest blues from Southern Illinois have the same glow that is added by the combination of green, yellow, and bluish zones that some of these crystals have. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG15 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
8.0x 5.1x 4.9 cm
$185

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

You can display this from a couple different angles, and it looks like an entirely different specimen (that is not a mistake with the pictures.)














XYG16 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
6.8x 4.0x 3.4 cm
$185

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.













XYG17 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
7.0x 7.0x 3.1 cm
$100

A beautiful example of dodecahedral green fluorite on a plate covered with small transparent quartz crystals, from a recent find at the Xiayang Mine.









XYG18 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
6.4x 4.8x 2.9 cm
$145

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.









XYG19 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.7x 4.6x 4.0 cm
$150

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

The transparency is somewhat better than the pictures show.










XYG20 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.9x 4.7x 5.5 cm
$140

A beautiful partial fluorite crystal from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a duller gray green, very few of them have rich blue hues which when combined with green and yellow zones lead to an incredibly saturated, rich blue-green color.  

This is not a complete crystal and there are a couple blemishes, but it displays well from one side (that is, it looks reasonably complete from that angle) and it has a somewhat darker blue green color.  I have not seen this color from anywhere else-- not even the brightest blues from Southern Illinois have the same glow that is added by the combination of green, yellow, and bluish zones that some of these crystals have. 

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG21 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.0x 3.0x 2.9 cm
$120

A beautiful specimen of fluorite from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG22 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
5.2x 4.6x 2.9 cm
$85

A nice sample of fluorite from the recent finds at the Xiayang Mine.  This one has a well formed main crystal with faint puprple phantoms, though the side faces are somewhat frosted and it's contacted at the back.

The color varies with lighting, what you see is how it would appear in indirect, natural sunlight on a cloudy day.











XYG23 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
8.1x 4.5x 3.5 cm
$185

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG24 Fluorite on Quartz
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
3.7x 3.6x 2.0 cm
$75

A beautiful example of light green fluorite dodecahedrons on a matrix covered with transparent quartz crystals, from a recent find at the Xiayang Mine. 









XYG25 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.3x 3.1x 3.0 cm
$95

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The main crystal has a somewhat visible internal cleave, and a secondary crystal has a nick (visible in the pictures) but the overall color and arrangement are great.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day







XYG26 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.8x 3.1x 2.5 cm
$75

A beautiful example of light green fluorite dodecahedrons on a matrix covered with transparent quartz crystals, from a recent find at the Xiayang Mine. 










XYG27 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
7.2x 6.2x 5.1 cm
$95

A beautiful example of fluorite from a recent find at the Xiayang Mine, with a single light green dodecahedron sitting at the very top of a quartz-covered matrix.. 








XYG28 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
6.8x 4.8x 4.9 cm
$85

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals matrix from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color--this one combines a strong bluish hue with the green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

It isn't perfect, but it's a great sample of this usually colored fluorite for the price.








XYG29 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
8.3x 4.7x 3.3 cm
$155

A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals from the recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.










XYG30 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
3.2x 2.9x 2.0 cm
$160

A very beautiful "box buster" thumbnail of fluorite on quartz from the recent find, with lighter bluish-green.  This thing just barely fits in the box, but it closes just fine.  It is exceedingly difficult to find good thumbnail sized specimens of Chinese fluorite.  The crystals always come as large plates, attached to each other or chunks of matrix in such a way that it would be nearly impossible to get a good thumbnail.  This is my favorite thumbnail (and the only one of this habit that I was able to salvage) from a huge lot of the material.











XYG31 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
2.6x 1.9x 2.4 cm
$95

A very beautiful  thumbnail of fluorite from the recent find.  While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The transparency is such that you can see clear through the main face down to the matrix below.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

It is exceedingly difficult to find good thumbnail sized specimens of Chinese fluorite.  The crystals always come as large plates, attached to each other or chunks of matrix in such a way that it would be nearly impossible to get a good thumbnail.  This is my favorite thumbnail of this habit that I was able to salvage from a huge lot of the material.











XYG32 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
2.9x 2.5x 1.8 cm
$85

A very beautiful  thumbnail of fluorite from the recent find.  While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The transparency is such that you can see clear through the main face down to the matrix below.

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.

It is exceedingly difficult to find good thumbnail sized specimens of Chinese fluorite.  The crystals always come as large plates, attached to each other or chunks of matrix in such a way that it would be nearly impossible to get a good thumbnail. 







XYG33 Fluorite
Xiayang Mine, Yongchun Co., Fujian Prov., China
4.2x 2.5x 2.5 cm
$75

A beautiful miniature sized example of fluorite with light purple phantoms. While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green color.  

The color of these pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look grayish and undersaturated.  To be best appreciated, they need the equivalent of indirect sunlight.  What is depicted in the pictures is what you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.









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