Fluorite on Hedenbergite Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng Co., Inner Mongolia
17 cm tall x 17 cm wide
The discovery of pink and red fluorite in Mongolia is now legendary. It may be the most significant mineral discovery of the 21st century. The only comparisons known are fluorites from the Alps Mountain range in Europe, Hindu Kush Mountains of Pakistan and the Huanzala Mine in Peru.. Each equal in beauty, aesthetics and quality, each very different.
The red Fluorite sits centered and complete against a deep green forest of hedenbergite quartz crystals. It is among the great fluorites of the world.
To unearth a mineral in this exceptional color and form alters our entire concept of what is possible. This epitomizes the dynamic nature of collecting mineral specimens.