Fluorite Crystals and Mineral SpecimensByminerals
Fluorite is an important mineral that combines calcium and fluorine. Fluorite is deposited in the veins by hydroelectric processes. The name fluorite is derived from the Latin word "fluor", which means "flowing". It is usually found in green, purple, blue, and yellow. It is a rock-forming mineral found in many parts of the world. In the mining industry, fluorite is often referred to as "fluorspar".
Fluorite is one of the most easily identifiable minerals compared to other minerals in terms of its mineral content and hardness. Fluorite is one of the most popular fluorescent minerals. Many specimens are strongly fluorescent in color contrast. In fact, the word "fluorescent" is derived from the mineral fluorite. Also, the name fluorine comes from fluorite, because fluorite is the most well-known mineral fluorine.
In crystal healer's beliefs, fluorite is said to be able to absorb and neutralize negative energy and stress. It is said that it helps in decision-making as well as increases concentration and confidence.
Fluorite has a variety of uses. When fluorite is sold as a material or in processed form, it is sold in three different grades (acid, ceramic, and metallurgical). The world's major fluoride producers are China and Mexico. Although fluorite deposits exist in the United States, almost all fluorites used in the United States are imported. In 2011, several companies began producing and selling synthetic fluorite.