Yaoganxian Mine, Chen Zhou, Hunan Prov., China
Clear, glass-like, and pale lavender cubes of fluorite nestled between bright and water clear quartz crystals. This small specimen epitomizes every criteria we search for in a mineral specimen. It possesses clarity, color, form, and balance. It has sharp well separated crystals on a finely crystallized matrix. What this piece lacks in size it makes up for in sheer wonder.
The discovery of fluorite at the Yaoganxian Mine over the past 15 years has altered our entire concept of the species. This mine has produced several of the world's finest examples. It has achieved a status equal to that of the famous classic fluorite mines of Illinois.