A beautiful specimen of fluorite crystals matrix from the
recent find at the Xiayang Mine (sometimes referred to as the "Yongchun
Mine.). While the vast majority of specimens from here are a somewhat
undersaturated gray green, some of them have deeper, more saturated green
color--this one combines a strong bluish hue with the green color.
The color of these
pieces varies strongly with lighting-- under incandescent light they look
grayish and undersaturated. To be best appreciated, they need the
equivalent of indirect sunlight. What is depicted in the pictures is what
you would see if the piece were placed next to a window on a cloudy day.
It isn't perfect, but it's a great sample of this usually colored fluorite for the price.
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