Raw Stones - Fluorite Octahedrons, Illinois

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Fluorite Octahedrons from Hardin County, IL

Unpolished

These come from a privately owned mine

Before 1995 there were approximately 35 open Fluorite mines in the Southern IL region. Located in an area very close to the Shawnee National Forest in Hardin County, Cave in Rock, IL.  In 1995 most of these mines closed down, leaving abandon buildings, mines, etc.  In 2016 there are less than a handful of mines, we visited a family in the area whose mine is still in operation privately.  The family has owned the property since the approx the 1850s.  We have visited the property and have in stock pounds of Octahedrons and many purple Fluorite specimens.

Formerly called fluorspar

Fluorite crystals are cube shaped

Colors come in different shades of purple, a few yellow and clear

They are cleaved from larger Fluorite specimens.  The shape is not 100% natural as they have been chiseled down from a larger cluster but on the natural cleavage lines

You will receive 3 random Octahedrons from these photographs

The come in various sizes, I will include one of each size

 Healing with Fluorite

Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, thought to become more protective the longer it is used.  Can be very useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy.  It is used to aid concentration and memory, partly by imparting an inner peace and emotional stability.

It heightens mental abilities and can bring mental clarity and stability

Used for the Heart Chakra