3.5" Purple & Green Cuboctahedral Fluorite Crystals - China

This is an exceptional cluster of green and purple cubic (cuboctahedral) fluorite crystals. It comes out of the Hunan Province of China, a region known for its stunning fluorite formations. The crystals are in pristine condition with damage limited to the periphery of the specimen where it was removed from the pocket. This high quality fluorite cluster would make an excellent addition to any mineral collection!

It is accompanied by 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, and colorless, pink, and black are the rarest.

Hunan Province, China
Entire specimen: 3.5 x 2.9"