2.3" Polished Green Fluorite Sphere - Madagascar

This is a fluorite specimen from Madagascar, which has been hand-polished to a high luster. This unique specimen is 2.3" wide and is an apple-green color. It comes with the pictured display stand.

This fluorite specimen is fluorescent, presenting a vibrant blue-purple fluorescence under long wave UV.

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.


FOR SALE
$19
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
2.3" wide
ITEM
#106286