China, Xianghuapu Mine, Hunan Province


We all know that describing a Chinese fluorite as « a rare green fluorite from China...» would be a total oxymoron ! Indeed a green fluorite in China is probably as rare as a vanadanite in Morocco !! But I have to say that this is wrong for that particular piece...The isolation of the big cubes, the transparency, luster and color on that grey matrix make it very special and this is the only one I have seen like that. So yes, on this special occasion, this is a rare Chinese green fluorite...

Photo © Brice Gobin