Calcite with a little Fluorite, Taolin Mine, China

26.11.2016

A large and pretty calcite specimen from the Taolin Mine, Linxiang County, Hunan, China. The calcite glows a bright red in SW and a much softer red in LW where the fluorite glows blue. Interestingly, the white fluorescence appears where there has been cleavage damage. The piece is about 7 by 6 inches and nearly 3 3/4 pounds.

 

 

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