These ornamental stones cleaved easily to form faceted gemstones, but this treatment was reserved for small samples and specimens of the most popular colors: pale blue, green, yellow, purple, pink, and red. A purple-and-white banded variety known as Blue John was mined in large blocks and was used for carving. A typical stone had a base value of 10 gp, with the higher valued stones tended to be the red and pink varieties.
All varieties of fluorspar gave off a faint green glow when invisible creatures or objects were within 20 ft (6.1 m). Fluorspar did not react to ethereal objects or creatures, nor to things or beings merely disguised.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 130. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 300. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.