||Pink Fluorite on Schist
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
11.4 x 7.7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
Simply a very impressive pink flourite! Huge for the species, esthetic and with good color, this is a very fine pink fluorite from a find of 3 years ago that was very limited. The largest crystal here is an impressive 6.6 CM tall. There are some faces with selective frosting and small growth hillocks that are classic for the better alpine Fluorites. All of the fluorite XLls have some muscovite bits adhering and embedded in some faces and some contacting is evident too, This is a minor distraction since overall the form and color make this a very fine display piece of the most sought after Fluorite. If this was French or Swiss (or even Peruvian) the price would be exponentially higher. This one is certainly a fine investment and a very good value!