Fluorite, Mixed Color

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Dispel negativity and electromagnetic smog.

Let Fluorite help you escape chaos and find clarity!

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Mineralogy of Fluorite

Rough Fluorite

Rough ‘Rainbow’ Fluorite, Transbaikalia

Mineral Family: Halides

Chemical Composition: CaF2
Cleavage: Perfect
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
Gravity:  3.00-3.25
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)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White  
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).rainbow-fluorite-mine-locations

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.

Associated Minerals: Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Pyrite and Quartz 

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.

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Fluorite Deposit in Marble/Granite Mine, Liaoning Fuda Mining, Northern Provence, China.

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)

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough FluoriteMine

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.

Fluorite under Black LightFor 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.

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.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Mixed Colored Fluorites were mined in Argentina and tumbled in South Africa.

I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Mixed Colored Fluorite for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Mixed Colored Fluorite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Mixed Colored Fluorite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and have a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty. 

The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips and be a beautiful translucent golden yellow. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their beautiful color and clean energies, these Mixed Colored Fluorites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Fluorite

Caution!!!

Fluorite is a fragile stone that can easily break or chip!  They should not be casually carried in a pocket or in a medicine bag. They are best kept as collectors pieces or on an altar, handling with care.

Fluorite will gradually lose its color over time if left in direct sunlight. It is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.

Unique Trait ♥

Fluorite has an incredible fluorescent glow when viewed under black light.

Good To Know:

Fluorites can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Fluorite can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.

Tumbled and fully smooth Fluorites can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Fluorite Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.

Reviews

  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Beautiful crystal with attractive colored banding! I love it! Shipped quickly and carefully packed! Excellent customer service as always! Thank you!

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