Fluorite, forest green

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


Background Information

Fluorite is a mineral with a wide range of brilliant colors. The color ranges from purple, blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black, and red. It has the reputation as the most colorful mineral in the world. It has several different crystal habits that always produce well formed, good, clean crystals. The cube is the most recognized habit, then octahedron that comes from higher temperatures. The rarer habit variety is the twelve side dodecahedron. Because it is never seen by itself and usually modifies the cubic habit. But instead of one face replacing each cubic edge.

Physical Description

The specimen is a cluster of slightly rounded cubic crystals of light forest green fluorite set on white crystals. The round dodecahedron crystals have slightly uneven surface. The largest one is about 1.5 inches. It is about 6.375 X 3.25 inches from the longest two sides. It weights 1 lb and 7.5 oz.