Fluorite, calcite

China

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Fluorite, calcite

China

/ $134

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A superb balanced and contrasting specimen . It is pristine and complete and all around with crystallized calcite and quartz. The finely isolated fluorite crystals measure to 2 cm and show amazingly intricate effects of oriented growth patterning in both color (purple zones) and in form (flat vs. stepped faces). Visible small cubes of pyrite.

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Formula

CaFand CaCO3

Dimensions9.5 × 7 × 3.5 cm
Country

Locality

Shangbao, Hunan

Color

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Description

Fluorite belongs to the cubic crystal system. Its name comes from Latin fluere-flow, according to its ability to facilitate the melting of metals. The name of element fluorine and the physical phenomenon of fluorescence, that fluorite often exhibits, has also been derived from the fluorite. Ancient Greeks made vases and containers of it. Its color can be very variable, almost all shades are known.

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Additional information

Formula

CaFand CaCO3

Dimensions9.5 × 7 × 3.5 cm
Country

Locality

Shangbao, Hunan

Color