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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Fluorite

Photograph of a large faceted fluorite octahedron (NMNH G10031) from the National Gem Collection
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH G10031-00
Locality Minerva #2 Mine, Illinois, United States
Weight 3,965.35 ct

Gift of Harold and Doris Dibble in 1992.

From the exhibit

This is one of the largest fluorite gems known. Despite its attractive colors, fluorite is not used in jewelry because it is relatively soft and fragile. See more fluorite in the alcove.


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