IMCN2 (Pink!) Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 14.7x 10.1x 6.6 cm
14.7x 10.1x 6.6 cm
Another ponk fluorite specimen from china, the color is somewhat darker on this one, and the crystals are a bit smaller. I suspect this is from a different find than the larger octahedrons, based the difference in color and associated minerals.
The surfaces of these crystals are a bit frosted, and this is the type of specimen that the Chinese dealers would typically oil. I have not oiled this piece, and it is in its natural state. As a result, the crystals do not display their full color. What you would see without any oiling is actually a bit lighter than in the photograph, due to light diffusing off the surfaces.