Clearance Lot: 1 1/2" Purple Fluorite Octahedrons - 34 Pieces
This is a wholesale lot of purple fluorite octahedrons from China. You will receive the 48 pictured specimens which range from 1.4" to 1.8" wide. While predominately purple, specimens appear in a range from faintly purple to dark purple and sometimes have deep green banding.
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.