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Rare Red Fluorescent Fluorite, Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Mexico

29.10.2016

A small percentage of purple fluorite from the Ojuela Mine in Mapimi, Durango, Mexico, shows a beautiful, rich, red fluorescence under long wave UV.  This is a very rare and unusual fluorescent response for fluorite, as blue, purple and white are the most common colors of fluorescence seen in this mineral.  This is a fine example of red fluorescent fluorite from Mapimi, Mexico.  Under visible light, this specimen is a transparent purple color, looking very similar to gem amethyst.  Under long wave UV, however, the fluorite fluoresces a deep cherry red.  The size of this piece is 53.5 x 44.2 x 33.0 mm, and it weighs 68 grams.

 

 

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