DescriptionFLUORESCENT EUCRYPTITE SPHERE
Xianghualing Sn-Polymetallic Ore Field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
This beautiful polished sphere has a greater than normal planetary aspect to it, with elegant cloud patterns of white, gray and black. The semi-translucent gray component is Eucryptite in Albite. Eucryptite's name being based on the Greek for "well-concealed". Its secret nature is certainly well-concealed for it is only under shortwave ultraviolet light that it springs into fiery life with a vivid, burning red hue. A beautiful display piece under any lighting conditions, the sphere measures 3¾ inches (9.5 cm) diameter, on a perspex ring stand. Offered at no reserve.
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