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02-04. Fluorite #7.

Last of the fluorite series. 309 atoms, 96 bonds, 32 polyhedra. This crystal has a very soothing structure and was fun to work with because of its splendid symmetry. Its only drawback, it opens to too many inclusions that sometimes bring in too many colors at once.

Maybe it’s Nature’s way to allow you to capture a rainbow in your hand?

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02-03

02-03- Fluorite #6.

78 atoms, 112 bonds, 14 polyhedra.

This time, I introduced an element of mathematics called the 4Color theorem: the regions of any map can be colored with only four colors, in such a way that any two adjacent regions have different colors. How many regions can we extend this to? It took over a hundred years to (mathematically) solve it!

My question was: a 4-color scheme does not exist in nature – how will it affect a semi-opaque to transparent fluorite crystal structure?

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02-02

02-02. Fluorite #5.

Strange flower!

This visualization is made from 90,  9 sided atoms. O polyhedra this time. The nonagon is a geometric figure not constructible with compass and straightedges. It is solved in the digital environment with complex sequences of numbers

From a database resource looking into single-crystal elastic constants of fluorite by S. Speziale & T. Duffy.

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02-01

02-01. Fluorite #4.

I don’t know how much of a fluorite is there – but the outcome of this structure is so strange I kept it as is. An ancient wooden board? Maybe. A Sangaku drafting table? Could be too. Technically, this is a recursive progression.  The symmetrical positioning of the electrons originates in the center fluorite atom. I kept the grid visible to help scholars devise a new mathematical Sangaku problem!

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01-31- Fluorite #3.

Fluorite reflects light from everywhere. In this sketch, I centered the design of its beautiful geometrical symmetry around a hole-centered inclusion – a lost electron liberated by irradiation – that defines its color spectrum -. Gemdat.org gave me the idea for it. Nature is truly amazing!

Database resource by S. Speziale S & T. Duffy.

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01-29

01-29- Fluorite #1.

This week’s mineral is going to be Fluorite. Fluorite is colorless, soft, and almost translucent. The rainbow color associated with it come from inclusions trapped in the crystal. Its atoms create simple, beautiful symmetrical patterns. After a week reorganizing the frantic chaos of Jade atoms, lines, and edges, this week will be all color and transparencies.

Some say this crystal relates to mental order and clarity and convey calm, and stable frequencies. Fluorite has been known since antiquity. In China, purple Fluorite was supposed to give protection against evil spirits, its clusters were considered to be “dream makers.” The Romans believed drinking from a vessel made of Fluorite would prevent a person from becoming intoxicated. I’ll let this week’s colors and patterns be the judge of that!

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