from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mineral, essentially CaF2, that is often fluorescent in ultraviolet light and occurs in light green, blue, yellow, brown, and colorless forms. Also called fluor, fluorspar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A widely occurring mineral (calcium fluoride), of various colours, used as a flux in steelmaking, and in the manufacture of glass, enamels and hydrofluoric acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as fluor-spar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine
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Fluorspar is the trade name for the mineral fluorite, which is composed of calcium fluoride.
In the western United States many metalliferous deposits carry large amounts of fluorite, which is treated as a gangue or waste mineral, but which could be profitably extracted if there were local markets.
Crystals of calcium fluoride (CaF2), also known as fluorite and fluorspar, are used to make lenses to focus infrared light.
Elder Son's Sweet Fiance, wears the purple fluorite, which is very pretty.
I passed Johnny a fluorite stone and proceeded to cast a circle around us.
The fluorite tumbled to the left, rolled toward me, spun on blank slate and rolled toward Johnny.
But when the little fluorite spun halfway around, I knew this was a sign to reverse the rune and change the meaning to trickery and lies.
Directing my awareness onto the fluorite resting on the pentacle, my first few questions would be easy, to set the tone.
When the fluorite rolled back to Ansuz, then tumbled across the slate as if it were running away and stopped abruptly on Nauthiz, however, my confidence returned; there was a purpose in this reading.
I knew that fluorite was considered a “newer” stone in the witching community.
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