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English: Fluorite, Rhodochrosite
Locality: Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: miniature, 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
Fluorite on Rhodochrosite
This specimen looks very much like the fluorite-rhodochrosite combos from the Sweet Home Mine. SO MUCH SO, that i got tricked by the person offering it to me. Until I saw the little sulfides attached, because there is some chalcopyrit eo nthe back you would not see at Sweet Home, I didn't catch the joke. As a Sweet Home piece, its pretty damned good. As a China combo, its still pretty good. Contemporary or not, I cannot imagine many combo pieces of this balance and poise coming out of any pocket. It features a limpid, equant, translucent, lustrous, purple, fluorite crystal, measuring 2.5 cm across, which grew on rose-pink rhodochrosite, along with minor sphalerite, chalcopyrite and quartz. I particularly like the stepped faces on the fluorite which ada a complexity, visually. Stellar specimen from a new find. I am told on good reliability that there were only 3 good ones from this pocket
Deutsch: Fluorit, Rhodochrosit
Fundort: Präfektur Wuzhou, Guangxi, China (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/t07-28b.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Rhodochrosite&page=47
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