Fluorite – Stunning Pink Octahedron on Quartz- 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 crystal formed on the tips of terminated elongated quartz crystals that have natural recrystallized bases. It is complete intact and attractive when displayed from any side or angle There are minor calcite crystals and a small arsenopyrite crystal present. This piece measures 2 7/8 x 2 3/16 x 2 1/16 inches or 75 x 56 x 51 mm.

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Weight10 oz

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