IML33 Fluorite on Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China 6.5x 4.5x 2.5 cm
6.5x 4.5x 2.5 cm
A pink fluorite octahedron on matrix.
This is perhaps one of the most beautiful and exciting things to come from Huanggang yet. This combination of habit and color is perhaps the most sought after of the species, and has previously only come from the Alps and intermittently from Pakistan. They are certainly unique for China, a country known mainly for large plates and masses of the mineral, almost always in blues, greens or purples.
Please note that (like virtually all of these pink fluorites) this has been oiled.