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Fluorite (Green) - Mineral, 1.25+ inch
Fluorite mineral

Fluorite (Green) - Mineral, 1.25+ inch

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Fluorite (Green) Mineral

1.25+ inch Specimen
Mexico

Fluorite is one of the more famous fluorescent minerals. Many specimens strongly fluoresce, in a great variation of color. In fact, the word "fluorescent" is derived from the mineral Fluorite. The name of the element fluorine is also derived from Fluorite, as Fluorite is by far the most common and well-known fluorine mineral.   These high quality specimens are ideal for the educational purposes of teachers, as well as for rock and mineral collectors.

 

Physical Properties of Fluorite

Chemical Classification Halide
Color Typically purple, green, and yellow. Also colorless, blue, red, and black.
Streak White
Luster Vitreous
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Cleavage Four directions of perfect cleavage
Mohs Hardness 4
Specific Gravity 3.2
Diagnostic Properties Cleavage, hardness, specific gravity, color
Chemical Composition CaF2
Crystal System Isometric
Uses

Numerous uses in the metallurgical, ceramics, and chemical industries. A source of fluorine, hydrofluoric acid, metallurgical flux. High-clarity pieces are used to make lenses for microscopes, telescopes, and cameras.

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