3.2" Dark Purple Cubic Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China

 
This is a beautiful aggregation of dark purple, cubic fluorite crystals collected from Jiangsu, China. This specimen comes with an acrylic display case.

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
Jiangsu, China
SIZE
Plate 3.2" long, 2.l" wide, Largest cube .67"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#45931