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2.8" Light-Green, Cubic Fluorite Crystal Cluster - Morocco
This is a 2.8" wide cluster of light-green, cubic fluorite crystals from Errachidia, Morocco. Under shortwave UV, these fluorite crystals fluoresce white-purple in color, with phantoms bearing deeper fluorescence visible within the crystal.
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, with colorless, pink, and black being the rarest.