1.2" Purple Edge Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

This is a 1.2" wide cluster of purple cubic fluorite crystals that was collected from the Qinglong Mine in the Guizhou Province of China. The fluorite has darker purple coloration and spots of what is likely magnetite (slightly magnetic). Under shortwave UV, the fluorite fluoresces a faint purple color.

This specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Fluorite is a halide mineral comprised of calcium and fluorine, CaF2. The word fluorite is from the Latin fluo-, which means "to flow". In 1852 fluorite gave its name to the phenomenon known as fluorescence, or the property of fluorite to glow a different color depending upon the bandwidth of the ultraviolet light it is exposed to. Fluorite occurs commonly in cubic, octahedral and dodecahedral crystals in many different colors. These colors range from colorless and completely transparent to yellow, green, blue, purple, pink or black. Purples and greens tend to be the most common colors seen.


FOR SALE
$29
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite & Magnetite
LOCATION
Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
SIZE
1.2" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#182791