Fluorite (Green) Mineral 1.25+ inch SpecimenMexico
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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