Fluorite – 43 mm Pink Octahedral Crystal from Inner Mongolia


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This fluorite crystal is from the Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit in the Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China. This tin-iron deposit contains over 60 different mineral species including many different types of fluorite. It is a halide that contains the elements Ca and F. This specimen is an example of both a rare color and rare morphology. It is pink and translucent and it has a bi-pyramidal octahedral habit. The prism faces are complex with secondary fluorite growth that has a frosty appearance.There are inclusions of a green fibrous mineral said to be bysollite . The former attachment points have secondary or healed growth. They are located at the bottom and rear as displayed in photo 1.  It measures 43 x 45 x 35 (tip to tip) or 30 mm on edge.

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Weight7 oz

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