1.6" Green, Cubic Fluorite Crystal - Highly Fluorescent!

This gorgeous fluorite crystal comes out of the "fluorite occurrence" near Mandrosonoro, Madagascar. The crystal bears a phantasmal-green coloration and has a cubic structure. It measures 1.6 x 1.4".

This fluorite specimen is highly fluorescent, bearing a vibrant blue-purple fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV.

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.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar
SIZE
1.6 x 1.4" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#183867