3" Polished Fluorescent Green Fluorite Heart - Madagascar

This bright, apple-green fluorite specimen from Madagascar has been hand-polished to a glossy finish. It measures 3.0" at its widest.

This specimen is fluorescent, and fluoresces blue-purple under long-wave and short-wave UV.

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, and colorless, pink, and black are the rarest.


FOR SALE
$19 $16
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
3.0" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#256177