Among the most beautiful Fluorites from Europe are undoubtedly Fluorites from the United Kingdom, County Durham Frosterley, from the Diana Maria Mine deposit. The Fluorite specimen is UV fluorescent and changes color from green to blue in daylight, making these Fluorites so valued. This specimen has size 12,4 x 4,4 x 6,9 cm. The largest crystal has a size 2 x 1,7 x 1,4 cm.

Origin Europe » United Kingdom » County Durham » Frosterley, Diana Maria Mine
Size category Large Cabinet (10-20 cm)
Size 12,4 x 4,4 x 6,9 cm
Weight 460 g
The biggest crystal 2 x 1,7 x 1,4 cm


Fluorite was named in 1797 by C.A.G.Napion from Latin, fluere = "flow". Fluorite, like many other minerals, fluoresces, or emits light under UV rays. The name fluorescence is just derived from fluorite. It is known and sought after for its rich range of colors. We encounter fluorites that are clear, green, purple, yellow, blue, brown, orange, etc., or striped. .It occurs in many types of rocks, whether on hydrothermal veins, in greisen, granite, pegmatite, marble and in metamorphic rocks. Most often in the shape of a cube, rarely as octahedrons. Fluorite has been used as a precious stone since ancient times, in China it was used to make amulets and small decorative items.

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