Composition: Calcium Fluoride, with small amounts of yttrium and cerium. Hardness: 4
Occurrence: Usually found as isometric cubic crystals, or massive formation. The name fluorite is from the Latin "fluere," which means "to flow," because it melts easily and is used as a flux in the smelting of metallic ores. Fluorite is used in the manufacture of steel and hydrofluoric acid. It is a staple in one's stones used for determining hardness of other stones in the field, because of its rating of 4. Be mindful that fluorite is relatively soft stone, and can scratch or chip easily. Fluorite occurs in a variety of colors, including colorless, green, blue, purple, magenta, pink, yellow, or a combination of several colors.
Metaphysical Properties: Fluorite offers a stabilizing energy, facilitating order, balance, and healing. Excellent for clarity of mind, objectivity, concentration, and meditation. Fluorite aids in grasping higher, more abstract concepts, and to be discerning as to the truth or reality of a given situation. Balances and cleanses intellectual and physical bodies. Strengthens bones and teeth, and is used for dispelling illness in its early stages. Corresponding Astrological Signs: Pisces and Capricorn
* Do not leave Fluorite in direct sunlight for long periods. The color will fade! Do not put fluorite under hot water!