Fluorite from England is some of the most sought-after specimens around. Most pieces from this part of the world are deep green in color but also exhibit the best example of ultraviolet fluorescence seen in any mineral specimens. Make sure to look at the photos to see just how vibrant this specimen is. While the best UV reaction will come from a UV light, this specimen will even turn a slight blue in natural daylight! This is a must-have in any collection!
Size: 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.2 in.
Weight: 7.3 oz
Location: Naughty Gnome Pocket, River Catcher Vein, Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Stanhope, Durham County, England
Chemical Formula: CaF₂
Fluorite, also known as flurospar, is classified as a halide mineral. It most commonly forms in a cubic crystal structure but is also found in octahedral and other complex forms. Pure fluorite is crystal clear, but various impurities give it a wide spectrum of colors including greens, blues, purples, and yellows. Its name comes from the Latin word "fluere", meaning to flow. Fluorspar was first described in the early 1530s by a German scientist. The term fluorite came in 1852 from the discovery of fluorescence under ultraviolet light due to impurities in the mineral.
Fluorite is great for increasing the powers of concentration and self-confidence. This stone assists in decision-making and neutralizing negative energies.
You will receive the fluorite specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.