Abstract Two glasses with different contents of fluorine were fabricated. A single phase, KMg3.25Si3.625O10F2, precipitated in both of the glass samples after heat treatment. Both the crystallization activation energy (En) and the frequency factor (ν) increased with increasing fluorine content. This means that the fluorine content has a dual effect on the crystallization of fluorosilicic mica glass; the effect on the frequency factor is predominant. The flexural strength of the as-cerammed glass ceramic containing more fluorine is larger than that containing less fluorine when heated to the same temperature.