SMR09 Fluorite
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
8.1x 4.3x 4.4 cm

A top example of purple fluorite from Inner Mongolia.  To begin with, purple fluorites have been somewhat uncommon at the locality-- the vast majority have been colorless.  Although with etched surfaces, this piece has exceptional transparency and color-- simply holding it beneath a ray of sunlight causes to piece to glow.

The back is etched, but there is no damage to the piece.  It does not take much for the piece to completely light up.

For its form, lack of damage, smooth ( and not oiled!) surfaces, and most of all, because of its depth of color, I consider this to be an exceptional piece.

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