Dims: 5.7 x 3.2 x 1.0" (14.5 x 8.1 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 8.25 oz. (234.0 g)
Hunan Province, China
Though I cannot be certain, I think that this hand specimen comes from the locality at Xianghualin. It consists of a thin crust of intergrown Fluorite cubes that are partly covered with a druse of small white quartz crystals. Those Fluorites that are visible do not exceed 0.4" (1.0 cm) in diameter and have excellent cubic crystal form- their edges are well-defined and their faces are clean. All have a pale green color which is common for material from this locality and a bright, nearly vitreous luster. They are transparent and quite clear, though they do contain many internal fractures. The quartz druse that covers the Fluorites is made up of scores of intergrown quartz crystals that do not exceed 0.1" (3 mm) in length. All have good form and an impressively bright, white coloration. There is a very thin crust of darker, almost microcrystalline quartz on the underside of the Fluorite crust, but no actual base rock is present.