Fluorite
Fluorite Flu"or*ite, n. (Min.) Calcium fluoride ({CaF2}), a mineral of many different colors, white, yellow, purple, green, red, etc., often very beautiful, crystallizing commonly in cubes with perfect octahedral cleavage; also massive. It is used as a flux. Some varieties are used for ornamental vessels. Also called {fluor spar}, or simply {fluor}. [1913 Webster]

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