4.5" Blue, Cubic Fluorite Crystal Cluster - New Mexico

This is a beautiful specimen of blue cubic fluorite crystals, collected from Bingham, New Mexico.

These crystals have nice fluorescent properties under both long wave and short wave UV lighting. This fluorite crystal cluster fluoresces blue-purple under long wave UV.

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.

Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico
4.5 x 3"