Nice fluorite comes from China's Hunan Province Shangbao site. Light blue, transparent, glassy shiny fluorite crystals with phantoms grew on white ankerite crystals. Thanks to this combination, the sample is interesting for collectors. The largest crystal has a size of 1,6 x 1,2 x 1,2 cm.

Origin Asia » China » Hunan » Shangbao
Size category Large Cabinet (10-20 cm)
Size 13,2 x 6,9 x 5,7 cm
Weight 418 g
The biggest crystal 1,6 x 1,2 x 1,2 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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