Mint green fluorite is a healing gemstone available in a soothing light green. This fresh feeling gem is colored by chromium deposits in the stone.
Formerly called fluorspar by early miners, the modern name fluorite comes from the Latin "fluo," meaning to flow. Fluorite is available in various hues, and its color range is affected by impurities in the stone and exposure to radiation. Fluorite glows when heated or under ultraviolet light. The phenomenon of fluorescence was named after fluorite in 1852 because of this gemstone's ability to fluoresce. The element fluorine is also named for fluorite, a major source for the element. Fluorite is a mineral with a veritable bouquet of brilliant colors that include purple, blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, and black to reddish orange, earning it the title "most colorful mineral in the world."
Many countries are rich in fluorite, including Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. However, we buy our mint green fluorites from Quebec, Canada which produces some of the best quality mint green fluorite in the world.