Fluorite

Fluorite

34.00

This is a print of the original watercolor painting. The print is scrupulously perfected and produced on the finest artist grade Moab Entrada cotton paper.

Fluorite displays in a more broad range of colors than any other mineral, although remarkably the purest form is colourless. This mint green specimen has a slight powdered snow texture, with an cubic structure. The colors come from "colour centers", which are pattern impurities on the atomic level. Fluorite also glows when exposed to UV light, and is where we get the word "fluorescence" from. It can also emit light in the dark (phosphorescence), when heated (thermoluminescence), as well as when crushed or rubbed (triboluminescence). Traces of uranium and other rare earth impurities are thought to be the cause of this glow. Crystals are usually cubic, although they can also be octahedral or botryoidal.

This print does not come with a handmade frame, however I do sell framed originals at https://www.saatchiart.com/badelmann

11x14in/28x35.5cm professional archival print, on 300 gsm 100% cotton fine art Moab Entrada paper. Artist signature, date, and unique Giologica stamp on back of print. Carefully shipped in a tube.

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