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English: Fluorite, Calcite, Rhodochrosite
Locality: Shangbao Pyrite mine, Leiyang County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 11.9 x 11.9 x 3.9 cm.
This is a truly weird Chinese fluorite specimen, for several reasons. Starting with the fluorites - which are light teal-colored cubes enclosing cuboctahedral phantoms with purple bevels. The edges of the fluorites are highly modified, with complex stepping. They sit above a field of creamy calcite crystals, with a few larger, euhedral golden ones. And barely visible amidst the calcites are areas of pale pink rhodochrosite - you can see it as the pinkish areas in the photo. They do not stand out much and are micro-crystalline rather than really aesthetic, but it is the association that makes this specimen so interesting.
Deutsch: Fluorit, Calcit, Rhodochrosit
Fundort: Shangbao Pyrite mine, Leiyang County, Präfektur Hengyang, Hunan, China (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 11.9 x 11.9 x 3.9 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-197967.html


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