What is Fluorite?
Fluorite is an important industrial mineral composed of calcium and fluorine
(CaF2). It is
used in a wide variety of chemical, metallurgical, and ceramic processes.
Specimens with exceptional diaphaneity and color are cut into gems or
used to make ornamental objects.
is deposited in veins by hydrothermal processes. In these rocks it
often occurs as a gangue mineral associated with metallic ores. Fluorite is
also found in the fractures and cavities of some limestones and dolomites.
It is a very common rock-forming mineral found in many parts of the
world. In the mining industry, fluorite is often called “fluorspar.”