2.9" Green Cubic Fluorite Crystal Cluster - Morocco

This is a gorgeous specimen of green cubic fluorite crystals, collected near Alnif, Morocco. The fluorite crystals formed from a barite encrusted matrix and have excellent fluorescent properties under short wave UV lighting.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

Barite, commonly spelled baryte, is well-known for its great range of colors and varied crystal forms and habits. It is a heavy mineral consisting of barium sulfate, and typically has the chemical formula of BaSO4. The barite group consists of baryte, celestine, anglesite and anhydrite. It's generally white to colorless and is the main source of barium.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite & Barite
LOCATION
Near Alnif, Morocco
SIZE
2.9 x 1.9"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#180263