Fluorite #8 Thumbnail Specimen (Yaogangxian Mine, China)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Fluorite on Muscovite Mica
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizghang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China.
Dimensions: 1.00" x 0.96" (26mm x 25mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: This is a small, light blue fluorite cube on pale golden mica blades. The cube of fluorite is aesthetic and high quality—these mini cubes display excellent clarity and light reflection, which is most transparent when backlit. The terminations of most crystals are sharp and clean, though the cluster does have minor damage. Blades of mica below it have an aesthetic look. This is a high-quality miniature specimen from a well-known Chinese locality--it would offer a lot of beauty to any specimen collection!
Care Notes: Fluorite is a halide mineral that forms in isometric habits, including cubes, octahedra, dodecahedra. It forms in a rainbow of colors. Fluorite is photo-sensitive, so care should be taken to not leave in prolonged sun.
Healing Keywords: Fluorite is associated with release of negativity and mental focus; green fluorite is connected with growth and inner work.
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