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Antozonite on eBay

Plunkett - 4-1-2019 at 08:35

As many of you know, antozonite is a radioactive fluorite mineral and one of the only places on Earth where elemental fluorine occurs naturally. In my experience it does not come up for sale often, so I thought I would share this eBay listing.

[Edited on 4-1-2019 by Plunkett]

MrHomeScientist - 4-1-2019 at 11:45

Awesome! I was lucky enough to find a sample for sale a while back. Beautiful purple cubes.
I also read that when the crystals are broken, a smell of ozone can be detected (from F reacting with O). I would love to try this, but my sample is precious and small!

diddi - 4-1-2019 at 16:05

yes. i have a couple of pieces also. it is my poor mans fluorine sample in my elements display

draculic acid69 - 4-1-2019 at 17:21

Just googled it, pretty cool looking crystals.awesome purple cubes would make awesome dice or gemstones.too bad it's guessing that s why it's not used in jewellery.