6.3" Green Fluorite Crystal Cluster - China
Here is a beautiful 6.3" wide cluster of light-green fluorite crystals that were collected from the Xianghualing-Xianghuapu Mines in China. The plate is made up of large, stunning cubic crystals with textured dodecahedral edges up to 2.3" wide. Small calcite crystal can be found peppered across the fluorite. This specimen has a relatively flat underside that allows for aesthetic presentation of the crystals 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.