CM01 Fluorite
Xianghuapu Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co.  , Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
9.9x 9.8x 9.2 cm             
$1700

This is one of my 2 favorite pieces that I purchased at this year’s show. This specimen consists of multiple green fluorite cubes showing clear phantoms, perched on matrix. The whole specimen has a very sculptural appearance; the positioning of the fluorites on the almost coral-like matrix makes it seem almost organic. I can find only one crystal with a single corner cleaved, with that minor (and difficult to spot) exception, the piece is perfect. For years I have largely ignored Chinese fluorite, but I am realizing that that has been a bit of a mistake… Despite the massive quantities and abundant damage, with some looking it is possible to find superb pieces like this one.













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