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|Fluorite (zoned hemispherical crystals)
|De'an Mine, Wushan, 25 km north of De'an city, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
|Hemispherical formation of color-zoned octahedral translucent blue fluorite over a core of purple fluorite overgrown on an earlier generation of pale-green fluorite. The fluorite crystal surfaces are composed of many smaller subparallel octahedral faces. From a small one-time find. The fluorite fluoresces violet under LW UV illumination. Ex. Miller #M2811; ex. Betts #63104
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