IMM11 Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 10.5x 7.0x 5.0 cm
10.5x 7.0x 5.0 cm

A dodecahedral purple fluorite with quartz etched out of a calcite matrix. It"s perhaps a bit over-etched, but an interesting form for a Chinese fluorite nonetheless. usually Chinese fluorites are octahedral or cubic, dodecahedrons are much less common. Also, this represents yet another interesting find from Huanggang, joining the previously found octahedral purple, pink, blue (see above) and colorless fluorites.

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