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Eisco Fluorite Specimen (Mineral), Approx. 1" (3cm)

  • Fluorite sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Great example for students to study an uncommon 4-plane cleavage pattern
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Ideal for use in lessons on Mohs' hardness scale
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage

Fluorite has a Mohs scale hardness of 4, and is one of very few minerals that has 4 perfect planes of cleavage. Fluorite can be translucent or come in a variety of dazzling colors, such as purple, green, and blue. These properties make fluorite perfect for hands-on lessons about hardness and cleavage, as well as the fickle method of identifying minerals by color. This sample is also available in packs of 12.

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