A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and abiogenic in origin (not produced by life processes). A mineral has one specific chemical composition, whereas a rock can be an aggregate of
Scientific Classification **Minerals and gemstones are classified according to their chemical compositions. There are eight classes, along with a ninth class for non minerals, which may be non crystalline organic combinations and/or
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Fluorite in real life. Gemstone Information As a lesser known gemstone, fluorite has not gained much fame or legend, other than being known as the most colorful mineral in the world. The word 'fluorite', derived from the Latin verb 'to
Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness
Fluorite is a very popular mineral, and it naturally occurs in all colors of the spectrum. It is one of the most varied colored minerals in the mineral kingdom, and the colors may be very intense and almost electric. Pure Fluorite is
Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies Charter Member Club The Rochester Academy of Science Mineral Section has been an organization of individuals who enjoy collecting, studying, or just
Photos and information about 80 common rock forming, ore and gemstone minerals from around the world. Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find.
Website Specializing in High Quality Mineral Specimens for Collectors This extremely attractive and stunning gem crystal is different from other Madagascar material. This unique shade of fuchsia is one of the most pleasing from
Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, CaF 2. It belongs to the halide minerals. It crystallizes in isometric cubic habit, although octahedral and more complex isometric forms are not uncommon. Mohs
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