Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Fluorite


Mineral Name: Fluorite

Composition: Calcium fluoride

Nomenclature: Named after the Latin word "fluere" which means "to flow" because it melts easily.

Industrial Uses: Flux for iron and steel-making, carvings, novelty gemstones.

Additional Notes: The phenomenon of fluorescence (the glowing of a substance when exposed to a source of high-energy light) was named after fluorite because fluorescence was first observed in the mineral. Fluorite is also referred to as fluorspar, especially in mining literature.



Algeria : Scott 713 : 2.40 dinar : 21 Apr 1983

Fluorite



France : Scott 2020 : 5 francs : 13 Sep 1986

Fluorite



Kenya : Scott 104 : 80 cents : 13 Dec 1977

Fluorite



Kyrgyzstan : Scott 41 : 80 tyiyn : 1 Dec 1994

Fluorite; Cinnabar



Namibia : Scott 675 : 2 cents : 2 Jan 1991

Fluorite



Switzerland : Scott B273 : 10+10 centimes : 31 May 1958

Fluorite



Switzerland : Scott B304 : 10+10 centimes : 1 Jun 1961

Fluorite