2.75" Stepped, Purple Fluorite Crystal - Morocco

This is a "stepped" fluorite crystal that was collected from the Taourirt Province of Morocco. This fluorite has a beautiful purple coloration and visually intriguing sharp-edge "steps". There is a small amount of red hematite on one edge of this specimen.

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
$25
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Taourirt Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
SIZE
2.75" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#220699