fluorite fluorite  /f ˈlʊ ˌraɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

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Usage(s):

  1. Since eka-iodine would be a halide like fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine, only heavier, he used seawater, fluorite and other halogen compounds.
  2. The dam complex had consisted of two earthen dams that had created wash basins for filtering and extracting fluorite, a mineral used in making glass.

News

  1. Global and Chinese Fluorite Industry Report, 2012-2014

    Dublin -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/43jgb6/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Fluorite Industry Report, 2012-2014" report ...
    on October 23, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Purple Cube Crystal Tops Auction Sales

    A purple, cube-shaped crystal topped sales at a minerals-focused public auction, held Sunday (Oct. 20) in Dallas. The auction house, Heritage Auctions, had expected the specimen, which primarily featured a mineral known as fluorite, to be the top seller. But, at $125,000, the selling price fell short of the $200,000-plus expected by the auction house.  
    on October 22, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

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