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3.65" Polished Green Fluorite Sphere - Mexico
This is a 3.65" wide polished sphere made out of green fluorite, mined in Mexico. The quality of the polishing is excellent and under shortwave UV, the fluorite fluoresces purple. Comes with the pictured 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.