ETYMOLOGY: Its comes from Latin fluere = flow, because melted more easily than other similar gems.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Cubic, octahedra.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.
CLASS MINERAL: Halides.
MINERAL ELEMENTS CHEMICAL FORMULA:CaF2 + (C, Cl, Fe, Ce, Y) Calcium Fluoride.
HARDNESS: 4 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Germany (Oberfalz / Bavaria), Argentina, Burma, England, France, Namibia, Austria, Egypt, India, China.
MINERALOGY: The fluorite has both primary and secondary origin, usually occurs in hydrothermal veins, is a mineral having physical properties thermoluminescence and fluorescence (UV). Depending on the state of purity of the sample, fluorite may be transparent or opaque.
MYTHOLOGY: The fluorite is known as fluorspar from the eighteenth century, and fluorite used to treat the symptoms of kidney disease, in 1676 the German naturalist Johann Sigismund Elsholtz (August 26, 1623 - February 28, 1688), described the fluorescent properties of this.The mineral fluorite has been used in sculptures and decorative items for hundreds of years.
PROPERTIES: It is said that the blue fluorite, provides interest, equity, serenity, calm, it helps dissolve entrenched ideas and sharpens the sense of justice, power, creative thinking and encourages communication ordered.
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces.
USES: Jewellery, collection, meditation. In the chemical industry for the manufacture fluorite hydrofluoric acid is used, fluorite is an important industrial source of fluorine.