3.4" Green Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

This is a small, beautiful cluster of fluorite crystals on matrix. The specimen was collected from China and displays both purple and green fluorite. The purple fluorite is at the base of the green crystals and can be seen when looking at the specimen up close. The crystals are highly fluorescent, displaying a vibrant purple color when exposed to both short wave and long wave UV.

Comes with a 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
China
SIZE
3.4" long, 2.2" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#96044