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Fluorite Octahedron 1 Inch
Fluorite Octohederon Specimens


 
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Nice 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch sized green fluorite octahedrons. Yes, they come out of the ground in this shape! Kids love these mineral specimens. If you have a black light they also glow!

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Fluorite is a mineral with a veritable bouquet of brilliant colors. Fluorite is well known and prized for its glassy luster and rich variety of colors. The range of common colors for fluorite starting from the hallmark color purple, then blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black and reddish orange is amazing and is only rivaled in color range by quartz.

Intermediate pastels between the previously mentioned colors are also possible. It is easy to see why fluorite earns the reputation as The Most Colorful Mineral in the World. Most specimens of fluorite have a single color, but a significant percentage of fluorites have multiple colors and the colors are arranged in bands or zones that correspond to the shapes of fluorite's crystals.

The name Fluorite comes from the Latin word fluere which means to flow because it melts easily. The name was given by Georg Agricola in 1546. The word fluorescent was derived from fluorite since specimens of fluorite were some of the first fluorescent specimens ever studied.

The naming followed the naming precedence set by opalescence from opal; ergo fluorescence from fluorite. Fluorite is fluorescent and its fluorescent colors are extremely variable. Typically it fluoresces blue but other fluorescent colors include yellow, green, red, white and purple. Some specimens have the added effect of simultaneously having a different color under longwave UV light from its color under shortwave UV light. And some will even demonstrate phosphorescence in a third color! That's four possible color luminescence in one specimen! If you count the normal light color too.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit. Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination. A popular stone among energy healers, Fluorite can also clear the aura of mucky energies.

Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation. Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing. Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation. Due to its powerful ability to absorb negative energies, Fluorite should be cleared often. Physically, Fluorite is known to strengthen bones and teeth, and ameliorate the pain associated with arthritis. Fluorite is also used to enhance mental functions by balancing the chemistry in the brain.

In addition to the general metaphysical uses of Fluorite, there are unique properties associated with the different colors of Fluorite. Rainbow Fluorite exhibits a combination of these properties. Green Fluorite aids access to intuition. Green Fluorite can ground and absorb excess energy, including environmental energies. Use Green Fluorite to cleanse and renew the chakras. Wonderful healing piece! Vibrates to the number 2.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Extremely variable and many times can be an intense purple, blue, green or yellow; also colorless, reddish orange, pink, white and brown. A single crystal can be multi-colored

Luster: Vitreous

Transparency: Transparent to translucent

Crystal System: Isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m

Crystal Habits: Typical cube and to a lesser extent, the octahedron as well as combinations of these two and other rarer isometric habits. Always with equant crystals; less common are crusts and botryoidal forms. Twinning also produces penetration twins that look like two cubes grown together.

Cleavage: Perfect in 4 directions forming octahedrons

Fracture: Irregular and brittle

Hardness: 4

Specific Gravity: 3.1

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: Quartz, Calcite and Barite.

Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, color zoning, hardness (harder than calcite, but softer than quartz or apatite), fluorescence and especially the octahedral cleavage.


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