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Fluorite

Fluorescent

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Description
Locality: 
Touroug-El Hamda Quarries, Errachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 4.8 × 3.4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.40cm
Description

This fluorite was self-collected in 2009 at the Touroug-El Hamda quarry, Morocco. It is colourless which is uncommon in this locality. It has good lustre and net cubic habit. This fluorite presents a very intense blue fluorescence under long ultraviolet light and is scarcely fluorescent under short UV light, also uncommon in the locality.

Ex Iván Blanco collection.

Mineral Data
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Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

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