4.4" Stepped Green Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

 
Here is a specimen containing pristine, stepped green fluorite crystals that were collected from China. This cluster displays some faint fluorescence under long wave UV. The base has been cut flat, allowing for aesthetic presentation of the specimen without the need for 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
4.4 x 2.6"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#111922