Fantastic, 2.7" Colorful Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

This is a pristine, 2.7" wide cluster of fluorite crystals that appear to have formed in association with small dolomite crystals. The fluorite crystals exhibit a wonderful mixture of blue, green, purple and teal coloration with some zoning within most of the crystals. This specimen was collected from China.

The underside and one edge of this specimen has been cut flat, allowing for preferred aesthetic presentation without the need for a display stand.

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, and colorless, pink, and black are the rarest.

Hunan Province, China
2.7 x 2.1"