Fluorite Photos
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
fluorite and galena
In the photo below are two minerals that both crystallize in the Cubic system that form cubes:
fluorite and galena.  The two minerals are easuily distinguished from one another although
they have similar shapes.  Galena is gray and opaque, while fluorite is a pinkish purple and
translucent.

 


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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.