Mineralogy Database

Fluorite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Fluorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaF2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 78.07 gm
   Calcium   51.33 %  Ca   71.83 % CaO
   Fluorine  48.67 %  F    48.67 % F
               -   %   F   -20.49 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaF2
Help on Environment: Environment: Low temperature vein deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition containing fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow").
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fluorite Say FLUORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Fluor Spar
  ICSD 60559
  PDF 35-816
  Yttrofluorite - Y-enriched variety of fluorite