Fluorite, arsenopyrite and löllingite

Nice clear Fluorite comes from China, Inner Mongolia, Huanggang locality. Fluorite forms colorless, glassy shiny, translucent, in some parts transparent, nicely demarcated crystals reaching a size of up to 30 mm, which grow through each other and grow into silver-white, metallic shiny arsenopyrite crystals.

Origin Asia » China » Inner Mongolia » Huanggang
Size category Small Cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size 8,2 x 5,1 x 7,9 cm
Weight 356 g
The biggest crystal 3,4 x 1,9 x 3,4 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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