13" Green, Fluorescent, Cubic Fluorite Crystals - Madagascar

This emerald-green, cubic fluorite crystal cluster comes from Mandrosonoro, Madagascar. The crystals bear a vibrant blue-purple fluorescence under shortwave and longwave UV light.

One edge of this specimen was cut flat for an unassisted and aesthetic, vertical display.

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
$445
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar
SIZE
13 x 7.1"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#238387