18" Green, Fluorescent, Cubic Fluorite Crystals - Madagascar

This emerald-green, cubic fluorite crystal cluster comes from Mandrosonoro, Madagascar. The crystals bear a phantasmal-green coloration and have a cubic structure.

This fluorite specimen is highly fluorescent, bearing a vibrant blue-purple fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave ultraviolet light. One edge of this specimen was cut flat for an unassisted and aesthetic 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
$795
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar
SIZE
18 x 12.2 x 4.1"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#221158