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CaF2 Calcium Fluoride
Fluorite is a halide mineral that is soft and usually colorless but can be blue, purple, green, brown, or yellow. Some times several colors are present in the same crystal creating a striking affect. After being exposed to UV light, this mineral glows in the dark due to its fluorescent nature. The color of the stone is determined by many things, such as the level of exposure to radiation and impurities.
Fluorite forms crystals in the isometric system, typically cubic crystals, though octahedral, or eight sided, crystals are also common.
The name fluorite comes from the Latin word fluere, which means to flow. The original name of this mineral was fluorspar. Currently, the term fluorite is used mineralogically, while the term fluorspar is used to refer to the commodity when it is used chemically or industrially.
The first reference to this stone was in 1530, when it was used in the production of flux. The mineral acts as a flux between metals.
In the past, this stone was used by Egyptians to make statues and scarabs. Romans used it for decoration purposes and the Chinese used it to make highly decorated vessels.
Fluorite is found in hydrothermal vein deposits often associated with metallic minerals like lead and zinc as well as barite, quartz, and calcite.
It can also be found in carbonate rocks, cavities of sedimentary rocks, hot spring deposits and cementing material in sandstones.
Fluorite is a widely occurring mineral. The largest deposits in the U.S. occur in S. Illinois and Western Kentucky.
Industrialists love fluorite, as it is used for many chemical, metallurgical and ceramic processes.
It has commercial value is in steel making. It helps the molten steel flow more easily and removes impurities like phosphorus and sulfur.
It also has some excellent optical qualities that find use in telescopes.
It can also be used to make ornamental objects, or cut into gems due to its ability to transmit light.
Find Peace with This Mineral
This crystal stone helps to combine positivity, peace and good vibrations into a powerful energy tool. This helps you to clear your heart and mind of any negative energy to enable you live your life to the fullest. Using this stone sets your spirit free and sets you up for success and gives you the energy to live out your dreams.
One of the reasons fluorite is a favorite of many people is due to its ability to clear negative energy. It assists in mental enhancement and allows the mind and thoughts to flow freely and to balance ideas.
To harness the power of this crystal, use it during meditation to help you connect to higher powers. Embrace all this stone has to offer and fill your life with positive energy and peace.
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Chemical formula: CaF2 calcium fluoride
Color(s): colorless, blue, purple, green, yellow, brown
Luster: vitreous, glassy
Transparency: transparent to translucent
Crystal system: isometric
Specific Gravity: 3.1
Hardness (Mohs): 4
Cleavage: perfect in four directions
Uses: used as a flux in steel making, optical lenses, and mineral specimens
Location: England; Spain; China; Brazil; Morocco; Ontario, Canada; Mexico, and Germany. In the U.S. it is found in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Colorado.
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