3.1" Purple Cubo-Octahedral Fluorite Crystals on Barite - Morocco

This is a cluster of purple cubo-octahedral fluorite crystals on a bladed barite matrix that was collected in Morocco. It features several small, richly colored crystals that sit amongst large sheets of bladed barite.

This Fluorite is mined in Morocco, at the El Hammam Mine near Meknès in the Fès-Meknès Region.

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
$55
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite & Barite
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
3.1 x 3.05"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#217061