Fluorite Tumbled Gemstones 35-45mm 1/2 pound
1-Lb 35-45mm Long 1/2 pound lot
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".
The blue, green and yellow varieties of fluorite are also deeply colored, popular and attractive. Though much too soft to be a fine jewelry mineral, hardness 4.0 on the Moh's scale, it is extensively used in carvings, in interior decorating and inexpensive art objects.
Illinois State Mineral — Fluorite
The name fluorite comes from the Latin fluere which means to flow. This name comes from the fact that fluorite melts easily.