Needle Like Black Tourmaline With Fluorite - Namibia

Here is a beautiful group of green and purple cubic fluorite with schorl, quartz, and feldspar from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia. Although there are some natural abrasions, the crystal is in overall great shape.

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
Black Tourmaline & Fluorite
LOCATION
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
SIZE
1.67x.84"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#31906