4.5" Green Fluorite Crystal Formation - Morocco

 
 
This is a large fluorite crystals formation that was collected from Morocco. It has a green coloration and a skeletal appearance. When viewing the edge of the fluorite, the color zoning within the outer most layers is visible. There is a small aggregation of pyrite crystals on one of the crystal faces. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

This fluorite specimen fluoresces vibrant purple under long and short 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.

The mineral pyrite or iron pyrite is commonly referred to as Fool's Gold because its metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold. In the old mining days, pyrite was sometimes mistaken for gold. Pyrite is the most common of the sulfide minerals with the chemical formula FeS2. Pyrite crystals occur in many shapes and habits, including cubes of all sizes, penetration twin cubes, pyritohedral clusters and as small druzy crystals that can exhibit a beautiful glistening effect.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
4.5 x 3.9"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#134937