Fluorite is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, of the Halide family & has a hardness of 4 on the Mohs scale. The name comes from Latin, meaning “to flow”, because fluorite is used as a flux agent in smelting. First written about in 1530, in 1852 it gave its name to the term Fluorescence & later to the element Fluorine. Many types of fluorite glow under ultraviolet light, & some also exhibit thermoluminescence. Pure fluorine is clear, but impurities give it many different colors. It is used as lenses in telescopes & microscopes, as the main component in hydrofluoric acid manufacture & lapidary uses. Dubbed “The most colorful mineral in the world” Fluorite comes in all colors including white, clear & black.

– Associated with the throat chakra, zodiac signs Cancer & Capricorn & vibrates to the numbers 2 & 11.

– Clears, dispels, cleanses, purifies, & reorganizes anything in the body not in perfect order; master organizer.
– Grounding, absorbs negative energy, cleanses aura/chakras.
– Anchors intuitive power & spiritual insights into the physical plane.
– Shields from psychic manipulation.
– Promotes concise communication skills, gentle honesty, sense of justice.
– Helps one let go of obsessions & frustrations.

Chemical Formula: CaF₂
Crystal System: isometric, hexoctahedral
Habit: well-formed coarse sized crystals; also nodular, botryoidal, rarely columnar or fibrous; granular, massive
Color: colorless, purple, lilac, golden-yellow, green, blue, pink, brown.
Streak: white
Luster: vitreous
Transparency: transparent
Hardness: 4 Mohs (defining mineral)
Cleavage: octahedral, perfect on {111}, parting on {011}
Fracture: subconchoidal to uneven
Specific Gravity: 3-3.25 g/cm³
Refractive Index: 1.434