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1. What is Fluorite?
Fluorite is a mineral that typically occurs in a variety of colors, including purple, green, blue, yellow, and pink. The mineral is often transparent or translucent and has a vitreous luster. Fluorite is commonly used as a gemstone and has a wide range of industrial uses.
2. Where is Fluorite Found?
Fluorite typically forms in hydrothermal veins and granitic pegmatites. The mineral can also be found in metamorphic rocks and sedimentary rocks that have been exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Fluorite deposits are found in many parts of the world, including Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
3. What are the Properties of Fluorite?Fluorite has a Mohs hardness of 4 and a specific gravity of 3.0-3.2. The mineral is double refractive and has an index of refraction of 1.433-1.434. Fluorite typically fluoresces under ultraviolet light and can be used as a source of fluoride for water fluoridation.
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