Pink Fluorite on Dolomite
Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France
12.7 cm tall x 8.9 cm wide
The mountain peaks of the Alps echo the form of this vivid pink fluorite. Two interconnected octahedral crystals of glowing vivid pink are attached to their white dolomite matrix, creating one of nature’s architectural masterworks. One pink crystal uniquely contrasts its twin, who presents dark green chlorite inclusions. Dioscuri exhibits the color, crystal form, and quality of the finest examples of the world.
The Alps is the highest and largest mountain region that lies entirely within Europe spreading across eight countries. Minerals from these mountains are of great significance, even earning them a separate distinct group known as “Alpine Minerals.” For mineral collectors, specifically those searching for pink fluorite, the most important areas of this mountain range lie within France and Switzerland. The miners who search the Alps for these fine specimens are commonly known as cristallier. They are revered for their perseverance and bravery to climb these challenging mountains.