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4.2" Purple Polished Fluorite Slab - Jiangxi Province, China
This is a beautiful, slab of polished fluorite mined in the Jiangxi Province of China. It's partially transparent shades of purple, green, blue and yellow. Both sides have been polished and it comes with an acrylic display stand.
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.