Posted on Leave a comment


History of fluorite

Fluorite has been known since ancient Rome. Then “Murinovye” vases were made from it. And it was such a vessel that initiated the release of hydrogen fluoride from this mineral.

The name fluorite comes from the Latin “fluor” – “to flow”. The gem is extraordinarily beautiful and is found in the most beautiful and vibrant shades – from emerald green to deep purple.

Varieties of fluorite stone

Multi-colored faceted fluorites weighing from 24 to 900 carats from the USA, Switzerland, Spain, Korea, South Africa, Namibia, England and Tanzania.  Photo:
Multi-colored faceted fluorites weighing from 24 to 900 carats from the USA, Switzerland, Spain, Korea, South Africa, Namibia, England and Tanzania. Photo:

Depending on the chemical composition and color of the stone, there are several main varieties of it:

  • Anthozonite – has a bright, rich and deep purple color.
  • Chlorophane – Emerald fluorite.
  • Ratovkit – pale purple, closer to lilac or even pink.
  • Yttrofluorite – from yellow to yellow-brown.

Physico-chemical properties of fluorite

Fluorite pyramid.  Photo:
Fluorite pyramid. Photo:

The color palette of fluorite is extremely diverse with a characteristic zonal coloration. It is often polychrome (multi-color) – this is due to structural defects. The luster of the stone is glassy.

The chemical formula of fluorite is CaF2. The stone is quite fragile and its hardness on the Mohs scale is only 4, which can make it difficult to process.

One of the properties that made fluorite famous is luminescence. It was thanks to this stone that this phenomenon was revealed and studied.

Deposits of fluorite stone

Natural raw fluorite
Natural raw fluorite

Fluorite deposits are located in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Norway and Greenland, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States of America.

The stone is also mined in Russia. The largest deposits are located in Transbaikalia, Primorsky Krai and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. In addition, the mineral can be found in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

The healing and magical properties of fluorite

Magicians and psychics very often use fluorite in their practice. It is considered a very strong stone. Mediums, for example, use the stone to evoke the spirit of the deceased. It is believed that a séance without fluorite is not authentic. Any predictions made with this mineral will be more accurate.

As for the healing properties of fluorite, lithotherapists recommend massage with balls of this stone to those who are prone to sudden changes in pressure. Rolling the ball over the body restores the energy balance and stimulates the proper functioning of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Jewelry with fluorite can, in combination with sports, quickly get rid of neuroses and hysterical states. It is useful to have a ball of fluorite in your bedroom. It normalizes sleep, cleanses the aura of its owner and creates an influx of beneficial energy.

Who is Fluorite for?

Fish figurine made of natural fluorite
Fish figurine made of natural fluorite

Unlike the vast majority of precious and semi-precious stones, fluorite has no “contraindications” for any sign of the Zodiac. And yet this stone has its favorites. Astrologers believe that fluorite is most suitable for Virgo and Sagittarius.

A stone can also be a good helper for travelers and people involved in science.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *