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Fluorite

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Fluorite can often be found in cubes, lie this one, or in octahedrons, or double pyramids. In fact, you can see an inverted pyramid inside this specimen, revealing the crystalline structure than can for either cubes or octahedrons. Flourine comes from fluorite, and is used in drinking water and toothpaste to promote dental health.

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