This is a beautiful specimen, from recent finds at the Wudong Mine of China. It features several minerals: apatite, sitting in the middle sits front and center on cherry-red rhodochroite rhombs. The purple cubes are fluorite crystals, and of course, brass-yellow cubes are pyrite. Everything is surrounded by beautiful quartz crystals coming in from all over the place. It’s extremely rare that such a gorgeous rock is found, a true geological gem.

Enjoyed this article? Join 40,000+ subscribers to the ZME Science newsletter. Subscribe now!

Like us on Facebook

Your opinion matters -- voice it in the comments below!