3.5" Purple Fluorite Crystals on Druzy Quartz - China

 
This specimen contains beautiful dodecahedral fluorite crystal aggregations, sitting atop a bed of micro-quartz crystals. The majority of the fluorite crystals on this specimen are undamaged and translucent. Small purple phantoms can be seen when viewing the fluorite crystals from a perpendicular angle to the crystal's facet.

Comes with an acrylic 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.

Silicon Dioxide, also know as SiO2 or Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.
FOR SALE
$49
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite & Quartz
LOCATION
Wuyi County, Zhejiang, China
SIZE
3.5 x 2.6"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#112404