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TitleFluorite cubes with calcite
DescriptionFluorite (CaF2) is a mineral that comes in many different colors. Deep blue-violet is most common, but lighter blue green varieties such as the one shown are also quite common. Fluorite can be very attractive but is not prized as a gem because it is too soft. Fluorite forms cubic crystals; the cubes in this photo are about 3 cm on edge.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-02.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsfluorite, Mexico
Tech details1.1 MB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1012