4.7" Blue Cubic Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

This is a cluster of blue cubic fluorite crystals. This specimen was collected from China and comes with an acrylic display stand. Under shortwave UV, the fluorite crystals fluoresce purple in color.

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
Deqing Fluorite Mine, Deqing County, Zhejiang Province, China
SIZE
Plate 4.7 x 3"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#160713