Fluorite

Fluorite

Fluorite got its name from Carlo Antonio Galeani Napione in 1797. It comes from Latin: fluere = "to flow" (for use as flux).

Data:

Formula:

CaF2
Color: colorless, champagne, golden yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown.
Coloring factors: Violet, Mie scattering on calcium microcrystallites
Blue Y3 + + F vacancy +2 electrons
"Emerald" green ("chrome fluorite"), Sm2 +
Yellowish green, color center containing Y3 + and Ce associated with an F vacancy
Yellow, O3 color center = O2 substituting for fluorite
Pink, YO2 color center (Y3 + O3-2)
Color change, Y3 + associated color center and Sm2 +, with minor influence of a Ce3 + associated color center
Gloss: glass gloss, dull gloss
Hardness: 4
Specific weight: 3,175 - 3.56
Crystal Structure: Cubic, Isometric
Transparency: Transparent and Translucent
Location: Australia, China, USA

Fluorescence: this term is derived from fluorite, which often clearly shows this effect.

The fluorine element also takes its name from fluorite, an important source of the element.

Fluorite is found as a common mineral in hydrothermal veins, especially those with lead and zinc minerals. It is also found in some greisens, granites, pegmatites and high temperature veins, and as a component of some marbles and other metamorphic rocks.

The Fluoriet Group includes:

Blue Fluorite, Yellow Fluorite, Green Fluorite, Fluorite, Multicolor Fluorite (Rainbow Fluorite), Purple Fluorite.

If in stock you will find below my collection of Raw Gemstones within this group.

Are you looking for polished Gemstones from the Fluorite Group, then look at FLUORITE GROUP