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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Fluorite

Identifier:
2000.45.3
Description:
Fluorite is a halide mineral made of calcium and fluorine. It often forms cubic crystals and can be a variety of colors such as purple, green, yellow, or colorless. This specimen is green, purple, white, and clear. It is considered a piece of realia, associated with Archival Collection #117, 'Study of Water Fluoridation and Dental Health'. It was donated by the National Insitute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, for use in the exhibition, 'The Fluoride Story'.

Formula: CaF2
Materials:
Calcium Fluoride
Dimensions:
3.25" h 3.5" w 0.75" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of National Institutes Of Health National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research
Rights:

Maker/Donor
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health
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