Fluorite, also called fluorspar, common halide mineral, calcium fluoride (CaF 2), which is the principal fluorine mineral. It is usually quite pure, but as much as 20 percent yttrium or cerium may replace calcium.Fluorite occurs most commonly as a glassy, manyhued vein mineral and is often associated with lead and silver ores it also occurs in cavities, in sedimentary rocks, in pegmatites
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Fluorite . Alpine Fluorite coming from Switzerland. It is composed of a group of sharp octahedral crystals of Fluorite on matrix. The crystals show a nice pink color, good transparency and with very well defined faces and edges. In pristine condition, no damage. A very fine Alpine Fluorite specimen. Specimen size: 5 cm x 3.5 cm. Watch the video
Fluorite Group. Fluorite is found as a common gangue mineral in hydrothermal veins, especially those containing lead and zinc minerals. It is also found in some greisens, granites, pegmatites and hightemperature veins, and as a component of some marbles and other metamorphic rocks.
Fluorite is the only mineral for which significant quantities of the important element fluorine can be obtained. Fluorite is also used as a flux in the manufacture of steel and other metals to eliminate impurities.There is a great demand for Fluorite in the optics field, and to meet it synthetic crystals are grown to produce special lenses.
2020515&ensp·&enspFluorite is a mineral consisting of calcium fluorites (CaF 2).Fluorite samples are classified according to their pureness in two industrial qualities: The acidgrade quality of fluorite contains more than 97% CaF 2 and the metallurgical quality of fluorite contains less than 97% CaF 2. fluorite in acidgrade and metallurgical quality is used for numerous applications.