1.5" Fluorite Crystal Cluster - Rogerley Mine

Here is a nice 1.5" cluster of Rogerley fluorite from the famed Rogerley Mine in County Durham, England. This particular kind of fluorite is unique in that it will actually fluoresce a beautiful purple-blue color in just natural light alone!

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.

The Rogerley Mine is located in the historic Weardale mining District of Northern England. First discovered in the early 1970's, the Rogerley Mine is the only mine in all of Britain to be worked on a commercial scale in the name of collecting crystallized mineral specimens. Since the summer of 1999, UK Mining Ventures has operated the Rogerley Mine on a seasonal basis, producing many fine, well crystallized specimens of green fluorite.
FOR SALE
$49
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Rogerley Mine, County Durham, England
SIZE
1.5" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#94530