Green Fluorite, Riemvasmaak, Orange River Area, Northern Cape, South Africa
Weight: 64 g
Dimensions: 4.8 cm (1.89”) x 4.3 cm (1.6”) x 4.2 (1.6“)
The cause of the beautiful green colour is unknown, it may be related to associated radioactive or rare-earth species, samples where tested and yielded surprising results; isotopes in the rare-earth element lanthanide series; lanthanum, ytterbium, cerium, neodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium and holmium were detected although amounts were not determined. (Mindat.org).
We have been collecting mineral specimens in Southern Africa since 2002. We focus on bringing a wide variety of unusual, beautiful and energetic minerals!These Octahedrons have been cleaved (cut) in South Africa from larger pieces of fluorite. Natural Octahedrons.