Measurements: ~1-1/4" tall Location: China
Fluorite forms in a variety of colors and is either transparent to translucent. The chemical composition of Fluorite is CaF2, (calcium & fluorine.) The variation in colors are due to trace amounts of other elements replacing the calcium during the crystalline formation. Fluorite is actually fluorescent and will glow when illuminated with an ultraviolet light source.
Fluorite is mined for a variety of industrial uses, however although it is an exceptionally beautiful mineral and is used to a degree in lapidary uses, it is not commonly used as a semi-precious stone, due to its softness and fragility.
Holiday Hours Begin Friday, November 27th! Until then, we're closed Wednesday & Sunday.
Due to the rise in COVID cases, by law newer restrictions need to be put in place at our shop. Customer traffic is now limited to 15 customers in the main retail area.
Face covering & use of hand sanitizer is required when entering the shop.
The museum area will now be used as a waiting area, and limited to 8 people. We ask that people please not come in with large groups, and please limit their stays to under an hour, so others can have the opportunity to also do their shopping. We will also soon install an excellent outdoor heater, to make it much more comfortable for those who wish to wait outside. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, during these difficult times.
Together, we'll get through this!