4.5" Purple, Octahedral Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

 
This is a 4.5" cluster of octahedral fluorite crystals from China. This fluorite displays a natural, deep purple that is only enhanced when backlit. The crystals are also fluorescent under both short and long wave UV. They fluoresce a beautiful deep purple color.

Comes with an acrylic stand for display.

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.
FOR SALE
$65
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
China
SIZE
4.5" long, 3.1" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#96051