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Fluorite

Fluorite. Pen for scale. Mineral collection of Brigham Young University Department of Geology, Provo, Utah. Photograph by Andrew Silver. BYU index 5-1017, CaF_2.

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Photograph by Andrew Silver

 

Fluorite is the State mineral of Illinois.  Fluorite is the natural crystalline form of calcium fluoride.  Fluorite can be found in many colors and shapes. 

 

Quartz-Fluorite

Quartz with Fluorite

 

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