Fluorite, Mixed Color
Feel grounded and in control of your life.
Think “bigger” and follow your dreams.
Create art and see the world in new ways.
Dispel negativity and electromagnetic smog.
Let Fluorite help you escape chaos and find clarity!
Mineralogy of Fluorite
Mineral Family: Halides
Chemical Composition: CaF2
Color: All colors, including colorless and black, may be multicolored and banded. To be termed Mixed Color or “Rainbow” Fluorite it must have at least two colors present, the most common is a combination of green, purple and/or colorless. Less common are inclusions of yellow, blue, and/or pink
Crystal System: Cubic
Form/Habit: Cubic, octahedral
Fracture: Flat conchoidal
Hardness: 4 (Fluorite is the Moh’s scale ‘defining mineral’ for 4)
Luminescence: Blue, very strong (long wave) / Blue (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Location: Fluorite is found worldwide, the most important deposits are in Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States (most notably Illinois, but also California, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio).
Mineral Family: Fluorite belongs to the Halide mineral family, a group of minerals which consists of metals combined with common halogen elements. The most famous member of the Halide family is Halite – better known as common table salt! Fluorite is the second most well-known, and is found worldwide in a rainbow of bright colors.
Formation: Fluorite is a “simple” Halide, which is created when a metal combines with Calcium and Fluorine in a water-soluble solution. It can be formed in primary, secondary, and even tertiary processes. It is most often found as a vein mineral running through Lead and Silver ores. It also occurs in pegmatite cavities, in sedimentary rocks, and around hot springs. Violet, green, and yellow are the most common colors, although colorless, blue, pink, red, and black specimens are also found. In multi-colored Fluorites, each color stays in a distinct zone within the same crystal, following the contour of the crystal face.
Mining: Fluorite is primarily mined alongside Silver and Lead, as a part of the rock surrounding the ores, or in Granite and Marble mines. Fluorite is used industrially to make high-octane fuel, hydrofluoric acid, and opaque glass, as well as for refining Aluminum and Lead. Fluorite is also the source for Fluorine, used to fluoridate water and to provide the nonstick quality in Teflon pans. With its vivid colors, it would be expected to be a popular gemstone, however its softness and fragility make it less desirable for use in jewelry.
Enhancements: All Fluorites, regardless of color, are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Crimson Night Stone, Derbyshire Spar, Fluor, Fluorspar
Famous Varieties: Blue John Fluorite (England) and Yttrofluorite/Yttrian Fluorite (found in multiple locations), Tiffany Stone/’Opalized Fluorite’ (Utah, USA)
History of Fluorite
Fluorite has only been recognized as a distinct mineral since the eighteenth century, making it difficult to establish its ancient and medieval healing traditions. References to “ruby glass” or “topaz glass,” or other artificial stones may in fact be a reference to Fluorite, although glass or dyed Quartz is equally possible. While it is not clearly included in ancient and medieval lapidaries, Fluorite is listed in virtually all modern lapidaries.
For most of its history, Fluorite was lumped in with other stones that easily break, such as Calcite, or with stones that help ore reach its melting point more quickly. The name Fluorite comes from the Latin fluere, meaning “to flow.” This is a reference to how easily Fluorite melts when exposed to hot temperatures. Since Fluorite is often found with valuable metals, such as Silver, it is often seen in its liquid form during the smelting process used to refine metals.
In 1852, Fluorite was responsible for first demonstrating the phenomenon of fluorescence – a bright glow that some objects emit when exposed to ultraviolet light (black light). It was at this point that Fluorite was recognized as a distinct mineral, and it immediately became a favorite stone for natural history museums and collectors of all sorts.
Photos: Fluorite Fluorescence
Healing Properties of Mixed Color Fluorite
Spiritual: All colors of Fluorite energize our mind and spirit, swiftly shifting us into a positive state of being, able to focus our energies appropriately. It helps us to assess situations correctly and determine what is needed and how to use our gifts for the Greatest Good, both for ourselves and for the world at large. Fluorite celebrates individuality, reducing the power of outside influences and encouraging us to take control of our own lives. It encourage us to make decisions and create practical systems so that we can stay stable and grounded, while living dynamic and creative lives. Rainbow Fluorite is a combination of several different colors. Green Fluorite helps us to “tidy up” our lives, both internally and externally, ridding us of negativity and replacing it with Love. Purple Fluorite strengthens our psychic gifts and helps us to see hidden connections and the rationality behind our intuition. Yellow Fluorite shines a light on the link between all beings and the Divine, and shows us how to be in better alignment in ourselves and with our world. Mixed Color Fluorite (green, purple and/or yellow) is attuned to the Solar Plexus, Heart and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Capricorn and Pisces. It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the numbers 2, 9 and 77.
Emotional: Fluorite has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It helps us to work through confusion and disorganization, by encouraging us to “think” our way through our emotions, rather than just be mindlessly lost in them. Fluorite also encourages us to stay in the present moment and to make good plans for the future so that we are able to be courageous in the face of the unknown. Fluorite is excellent for keeping relationships balanced and stable. Green Fluorite in particular, helps us to stay heart-centered, while Purple Fluorite encourages accurate communication, and Yellow Fluorite encourages groups to work better together.
Mental: Fluorite is a stone that dissolves chaos and biases. It removes mental and creative blocks and helps us to let go of narrow-minded thinking and limiting behavioral patterns. Fluorite makes a wonderful tool for scholars, since its organizational energies make it easy to cross-reference existing knowledge and rapidly absorb new information. Fluorite is one of the best stones for cultivating discernment and understanding how our energies can best be used. Green Fluorite is particularly good for releasing old habits and obsolete patterns that not longer serve us, while Purple Fluorite stimulates commonsense and Yellow Fluorite strengthens all of our intellectual and creative capabilities.
Physical: Fluorite’s energy is said to inspire universal energies to activate and nourish the body, helping it to reach a state of perfection. Fluorite is most often used by metaphysical healers to treat teeth and mouth problems as well as brain chemistry. It is also said to improve physical mobility and ease arthritis and psychosomatic allergies. Fluorite is commonly used to dispel electromagnetic smog from computers, cell phones, and other devices. Green Fluorite is said to relieve stomach aches, Purple Fluorite is believed to treat the skeletal system, and Yellow Fluorite is used to treat the liver and lower cholesterol.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Fluorite
The Miner sell to a Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Exporter sells directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short.
The Mine and Lapidary are in different countries.
At least one middleman is involved.
This Fluorite was mined in Argentina.
Most likely as a byproduct of an industrial zinc mine.
Argentina is one of the few countries that has adopted
environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Fluorite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Fluorite Healing Stone
Color: Multi-colored, usually yellow, green and/or purple. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Fluorite
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