5.4" Lustrous Purple Cubic Fluorite Crystals - Morocco

There's a lot going on with this beautiful fluorite specimen. Not only does it feature the familiar fluorite cubes, but there's also some druzy quartz, bladed barite, and a large structure that looks like calcite.

This will make a fantastic addition to any mineral collection, large or small.

This Fluorite is mined in Morocco, at the El Hammam Mine near Meknès in the Fès-Meknès Region.

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.


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DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite, Barite & Quartz
LOCATION
Taourirt Mine, Taourirt, Morocco
SIZE
5.4 x 4", Largest cube 0.48"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#80284