4.1" Glass-Clear, Green Cubic Fluorite Crystals on Quartz - China

This specimen features three glass-clear, cubic fluorite crystals with light-green coloration that are naturally perched atop a quartz crystal encrusted matrix. It comes out of the Hunan Province of China, a region known for its stunning fluorite formations. The entire specimen measures 4.1 x 2.3", with the longest edge of the largest fluorite crystal measuring .8" wide.

The base of this specimen has been cut flat for presentation.

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, with colorless, pink, and black being the rarest.

Fluorite & Quartz
Hunan Province, China
Entire specimen: 4.1 x 2.3". Largest Cube: .8" wide