5.9" Colorful, Banded (Rainbow) Fluorite Skull

 
 
 
This is a phenomenal, 5.9" long hand carved/polished skull made out of banded "rainbow" fluorite, mined in China. The quality of the sculpting and polishing is excellent. The underside of the skull and the nostrils have been hollowed-out, making the specimen closer in resemblance to a real skull.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite
LOCATION
China
SIZE
5.9" long, 4.5" tall, 3.8" wide
ITEM
#108773