Xianghua Lin, Hunan Provence, China
The surface of this specimen is dominated by pale green crystals of fluorite. They are heavily intergrown and have a rounded appearance. The many flat surfaces are likely cleavage planes, although many of them have quartz crystals on top indicating that if they did cleave, it was not man made damage. There are so many quartz crystals that the specimen has a frosted appearance. There are also clear colorless blades that look like barite. All of this is perched upon a large piece of sphalerite which itself is transparent (!) and green in some places, yellow in others. Were it not for the heavy covering of fluorite, this might have made a very appealing sphalerite specimen, as transparent sphalerite is quite uncommon.