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Fluorite with Quartz casts after Calcite
stock #6.2-610
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzohou prefecture
Hunan Province, China
8.8 x 5.3 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Early summer 2021

Very odd yet attractive specimen of two Fluorite crystals that are both pierced by scalenohedral holes in the shape of former Calcite crystals. The cavities are filled with drusy Quartz crystals that sparkle and contrast with the green Fluorite. An unusual Fluorite from the Dongpo Mine, this has 2 larger and 3 smaller casts inside the Fluorite cubes. A nice piece for those who enjoy oddities.

Fluorite with epitaxial Calcite
stock #AX-15-270
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzohou prefecture
Hunan Province, China
10.5 x 7.8 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $670
Spring 2017

Like snow on mountains, Fluorite crystals with sharp phantoms are selectively coated with Calcite rhombs. Ex. Shields Flynn collection, a choice display piece from the little known Dongpo Mine. In excellent condition overall, the only damage is unseen at the bottom outer edges where this was attached, the Fluorites and Calcite are pristine. Some cubes show complex corner modifications that are distinctive for this mine. Not the usual Chinese Fluorite!