Fluorite, emerald green

Name Fluorite, emerald green
Scientific Name Calcium fluoride, CaF2.
Category Minerals & meteorite
Origion Yunnan, China

The name fluorite comes from fluo, Latin for “flow”, in reference to its use as a flux.

It is an isometric mineral that can be found in cubic, octahedral, or other more complex shapes. Most fluorite specimens, though not all of them, are fluorescence, and they fluoresce strongly in ultra-violet light. The fluorescence color highly relied on the location of the original specimen. Most common ones are blue. There are also red, purple, yellow, green and white.

Physical Description

The specimen has numerous gem quality cubic crystals of emerald green fluorite. Some of the cubes are embedded within others, making very neat 3D impression. The largest one is a little over 1 cubic inches. Most edges are clear and the crystals are translucent and flawless within. The specimen is 9.5 X 5.25 inches and weights 5 lbs and 1.3 oz.