This Specimen has been sold.
3.1" Light-Purple Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China
This is a 3.1" wide cluster of light purple fluorite crystals that were collected from China. Portions of these fluorite crystals have some slight green or deep purple coloration. The base of this specimen has been cut flat for presentation purposes.
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.