Fluorite


Composition: CaF2
Crystal System : Cubic
Colours: Colourless, purple
Lustre : Vitreous, dull
Hardness (H) : 4
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 3.18-3.56

Distribution

Extremely rare. Third oxidation zone (Gebhard, 1999).

Occurrence

  • Hypogene
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

Fluorite crystals to 2 mm, with calcite, were found in the third oxidation zone and provided the first specimens of fluorite that were unequivocally from Tsumeb.

Paragenetic and General Notes

Most "Tsumeb" fluorites are from other localities.