Minecraft Fluorite

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This appears to be an item from Minecraft, but it’s actually a real piece of fluorite, a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light. It comes in a wide range of colors and has consequently been dubbed “the most colorful mineral in the world”. Every color of the rainbow in various shades are represented by fluorite samples, along with white, black, and clear crystals. Practical uses for this mineral include fluorite optics, which are also usable in the far-ultraviolet range, where conventional glasses are too absorbent for use. Continue reading for more interesting images.

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