Nanyang Prefecture, Tongbai County, Henan Province, China
A really attractive and interesting fluorite specimen shows a unique yellow-orange color combined with an intricate habit. Tiny cubes of the honey-colored fluorite are well formed over a first layer of undefined light purple fluorite. This piece is essentially a slab of tightly intergrown cubic crystals. In ambient light, the piece is yellow but with backlighting, the purple color also is seen in areas. Fluorite from Tongbai apparently was a limited production, one time find a few years ago and it is rare now to see one for sale.
5.0 x 4.0 x 1.3 cm