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Overview:The word "fluorescent" is derived from the mineral Fluorite. The name of the element fluorine is also derived from Fluorite. Formerly called fluorspar, fluorite has a wide range of colors including yellow, blue, pink purple and green. It can appear in a rainbow of colors and is formed mainly around areas of hydrothermal activity, such as hot springs.The most popular color for Fluorite is a deep purple which can rival Amethyst .

Usage:Fluorite helps bring the spiritual into the material and quickens enlightenment. Strengthens bone tissue, especially teeth enamel. Physically it helps general health throughout the body's main skeletal and muscular systems.

It can be used as a meditation stone to help energize the body and raise the power of concentration. To enable better analyzing of conditions and situations in a more rational and non-emotional manner.

Physical Properties:


Fluorite Birthstone

purple, red, pink, yellow, green, blue black
Specific Gravity
Refractive index


The ancient Egyptians used flourite to carve statues and

scarabs, the Chinese have used it in carvings for over

300 years. In the 18th century, fluorite was powdered in

water to relieve the symptoms of kidney disease.


Canada, USA, South Africa, Thailand, Peru, Mexico,

China, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Norway,

England, and Germany have fluroite.