Cluster of large, purple, translucent FLUORITE crystals on white Quartz. Most of the cubic crystals are beveled and zoned with dark purple edges. The Fluorite fluoresces Blue under long-wave UV light. Specimen is 6.3 inches in length. Largest Fluorite cube is 0.6 inches long.
FLUORITE is a calcium fluoride mineral. It belongs to the Isometric crystal system. Crystals of fluorite are usually cubes, sometimes octahedrons, and rarely dodecahedrons. Fluorite fluoresces blue under long-wave ultraviolet light. Hardness is 4 on the Mohs scale. Fluorite occurs as hydrothermal veins, as cavities in sedimentary rocks, as a cementing material in sandstones, and as hotsprings deposits. Fluorite occurs in many colors including green, purple, lilac, golden-yellow, colorless, blue, pink, champagne, and brown depending on the impurities within the fluorite.
Location: Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Size: 6.3 x 3.5 x 1.6 inches
Weight: 455 grams (16 ounces)
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