FOUND IN: ENGLAND, BRAZIL, MEXICO, SPAIN, CHINA & USA
Formerly called fluorspar, fluorite has limited use as a gemstone due to it’s relatively soft demeanor, however the wide range of colors and the frequent incidence of more than one color in a singe specimen has made this an interesting stone and a wonderful display of colors when used as beads or other jewelry components.
Fluorite is a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light, and the stone has ornamental and lapidary uses. Industrially, fluorite is used as a flux for smelting, and in the production of certain glasses and enamels. The purest grades of fluorite are a source of fluoride for hydrofluoric acid manufacture, which is the intermediate source of most fluorine-containing fine chemicals. Optically clear transparent fluorite lenses have low dispersion, so lenses made from it exhibit less chromatic aberration, making them valuable in microscopes and telescopes. Fluorite optics are also usable in the far-ultraviolet range where conventional glasses are too absorbent for use.
Fluorite belongs to the spar family, as all other family members, fluorite can be separated into flakes. According to folklore, it is the home of the rainbows.
Fluorite helps to ground excessive energy, particularly mental, emotional and nervous energy. It is a powerful healer, it affects all the chakras as well as mental attitudes. It is excellent for use in cleansing the aura…it is known to ride the aura of cording (unwanted attached energy lines from other people).
Fluorite aids in channeling as well, excellent for connecting with the Akashic records for answer to your past lives. It is particularly helpful in aiding inter-dimensional communications, particularly with Nature spirits, faeries, elves and other fae folk. Use with other stones to amplify their effects, especially if you are working towards spiritual wholeness and development, truth and peace.
Although usually translucent, fluorite comes in shades of white, brown, blue, yellow, purple, red, or colorless, and green fluorite is a valuable helper in grounding excess energies.
Color: Colorless, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Nearly Black
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 4
Specific gravity: 3.18
Fracture: Even to conchoidal, Brittle
Crystal system: Isometric; Cubes, Otahedra
Chemical composition: CaF2 Calcium Fluoride
Transparency: Transparent, Translucent
Refractive index: 1.434
Double refraction: None
Absorption spectrum: Green: 6400, 6006, 5850, 5700, 5530, 5500, 4520, 4350
Yellow: 5450, 5150, 4900, 4700, 4520
Fluorescence: Usually Strong; Blue-Violet