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Fluorite on Quartz
stock #6.2-440
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.1 x 4.5 x 3.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $180
Early summer 2021

Mint-green cubo-octahedral crystals of transparent Fluorite on contrasting Quartz crystals. The Fluorites have some slightly frosted faces and are well isolated and perched well up from the orange and white Quartz. In excellent condition from the 2005 era finds at Xianghualing. These are no longer coming on to the market and they represent a very attractive yet still affordable display specimen. Looks fine from several angles.

Fluorite - penetration twins
stock #4.2-396
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
12.7 x 7.3 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

A very unusual, older (2002) Chinese Fluorite from Xianghauling with several distinct penetration twins. Some white zoning is seen on close exam but these are mostly a uniform mint green, transparent to translucent, and vividly fluorescent. This is very unlike most of the later finds from this area, the UV response is also very rare. The largest crystals have very classic habit twins up to 2.7 CM across. This somewhat resembles English Fluorites as this twinning if far more common from there. We have seen only a handful of this sort from China and this is a very choice example as seen.

Fluorite - epitaxial crystal clusters
stock #14.1-232
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
10.3 x 7.3 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $480


An older very fine Fluorite that is a pure mass of oriented crystals all of which are modified cubo-octahedral or dodecahedrons. In fine condition, the display sides are choice and undamaged only the backside is contacted. The larger crystals are fully transparent and have very good luster. Displays well from several angles, this style and habit has not been available recently except from older stock (as this is). A modern Chinese classic.

Fluorite on Quartz
stock #18.1-362
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.3 x 5.7 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Late Summer 2018

Lightly frosted octahedron in fine condition on contrasting etched white Quartz from a find in 2006. We obtained this piece at the mine when the miners had just started using the dangerous process of removing Quartz from Fluorite with Hydrofluoric acid. These were quite different from the typical Xinghualing specimens, and were being etched from Quartz/Fluorite blocks that normally were crushed as ore. We sold all of those pieces but recently were able to get this one back in a trade. I have not seen any of this material for several years and this is a choice example. The Fluorite measures 3 CM and has fine color and translucency.

Fluorite on Quartz (older Chinese)
stock #6.2-731
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.9 x 5.7 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring update

Beautiful light green transparent Fluorite crystals in modified Cube-Octahedral forms perched on a matrix of Massive Fluorite and Quartz crystals. Exceptional in person, a very choice and quite unusual habit, no longer seen for sale. The Quartz has an Iron tinge and so adds a nice color contrast. Displays well from several angles. The Xianghauling mines produced just a few of this habit in 2004-5. We obtained several at the mine and sold them all long ago, including this one that has come back in a collection purchase. The mine is non producing for many years now.

Fluorite (dodecahedral) on Quartz
stock #6.2-515
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
8.5 x 5.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $140


An older (2008) piece from a find of unusual Fluorite at Xinghualing. A cluster of stacked, mostly oriented crystals, translucent to transparent and with nice contrast to the Quartz. The back of the specimen is contacted but the front displays well from several angles. By naked eye this looks very clean damage-wise but some edge roughness is found at 10X magnification.

HOLD Fluorite (complex cubo-octahedral)
stock #HOLD 6.2-648
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.6 x 3.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $125
Spring 2013

An older (2001 vintage rather unusual form of fluorite from a location that was once prolific. We see almost nothing now from Xinghauling and this small find had unique esthetics. Excellent condition and color, displays well from every side, with bright luster.

Fluorite on Quartz
stock #6.2-790
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
10x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $320


The last thing the world needs is more green Fluorite from China, unless it is REALLY different! This is a different and interesting example of modified cubes that more like the material from Naica and older Dalnegorsk than China, they have the sharp and clear window face and are sizable at 3.4 CM. Nice mint green color and luster with color contrast on the matrix. Over all quite esthetic, tho there is noticeable damage on the periphery it still displays well. A good addition for a Fluorite suite, or a China collection as this is not typical!