3.2" Stepped, Purple Fluorite Formation - Morocco

This is a "stepped" fluorite crystal cluster that was collected from the Taourirt Province of Morocco. This fluorite has a beautiful purple coloration and visually intriguing sharp-edge "steps". There is a small amount of white barite on this specimen.

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.

Taourirt Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
3.2" wide