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DescriptionFluorite, CaF2, commonly occurs as transparent crystals in a great variety of colors. Fluorite is not commonly fashioned into gems, since it is not durable enough to maintain a polish with normal jewelry use. This fluorite sample is courtesy of The Jewel Box, Grand Forks, ND.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-04-19.
CollectionThe Jewel Box Collection of Gemstones.
Key wordsfluorite, Jewel Box
Tech details102 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2735