PURPLE FLUORITE CRYSTALS
A great rustic cluster of lovely deep Purple Fluorite Crystals. Strikingly coloured and quite different to many of the other fluorite specimens collectors tend to have. Purple contrasted on a white matrix makes for a great collection piece.
De’an Mine, Jiangxi, China.
12.5cm x 8cm x 5.7cm, 707g.
Fluorite is from the Latin noun meaning a stream or to flow. Fluorite is used as a flux when smelting metals to help the slag rise to the top and give better fluidity to the molten metal. Fluorescence is a word derived from Fluorite as Fluorite was the first mineral to be observed Fluorescing.