Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
A top example of purple fluorite from Inner Mongolia. To begin with, purple fluorites have been somewhat uncommon at the locality-- the vast majority have been colorless. Unlike the majority of purple example that have been found, this one has smooth, lustrous surfaces (not etched!) and great color-- simply holding it beneath a ray of sunlight causes to piece to glow.The back is etched, but there is no significant damage to the piece. In a couple spots, very minor micro chopping is visible under magnification. I have photographed the piece under strong lighting, as it would be in a display case It does not take much for the piece to completely light up.For its form, lack of damage, smooth ( and not oiled!) surfaces, and most of all, because of its depth of color, I consider this to be an exceptional piece.