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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 07:54    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Shangbao is a great choice, Matt!


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: FOV 7 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4441 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2016 09:49    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

I don't think many fluorite collectors would mention the Blanchard Mine in New Mexico among their favourites - I do because of the beautiful blue cubes that it produced:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 11,5 cm, largest crystal 1,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4352 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2016 12:28    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

I love this baby blue
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2016 13:08    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Nice blues from Blanchard, but keep them in the dark as they can fade!


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Blanchard Mine (Portales-Blanchard Mine), Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
 Dimensions: 5x5x3 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  4310 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 29, 2016 07:26    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

fluorite from sainte marie aux mines, france


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Armée Céleste Mine, Neuenberg, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France
 Dimensions: 12x12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4194 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Armée Céleste Mine, Neuenberg, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, France
 Dimensions: 12x12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4189 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2016 20:28    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Some fluorites from Asturias, Spain


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 9*6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3854 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 16*10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3850 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 30*14 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3844 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2017 11:37    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Dal'negorsk was mentioned several times and is for sure among the best and most desired fluorite localities in the world. But not to forget the Russian fluorites from Kavalerovo, 70 km away from Dal'negorsk:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm, largest fluorite 3,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  3451 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 07, 2017 12:49    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

A nice fluorite from China: cuboctahedral crystals with clear cube faces and frosted octahedral faces. Size 8 x 4 x 3 cm. From Chengnan railway tunnel construction site near Wuyishan, Nanping pref., Fujian prov., PRC.

The colors are original in these pictures!



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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Chengnan high speed railway tunnel, Wuyishan, Nanping Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  3420 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Chengnan high speed railway tunnel, Wuyishan, Nanping Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: max. crystal size 5 mm
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 Viewed:  3420 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2017 15:42    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Picking up an old discussion to keep this topic alive :)
Carles Millan wrote:
Not saturated with Riemvasmaak(yet)
Those outstanding green octahedrons are definitely worth mentioning (again) when discussing favourite fluorites:


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: Specimen size 6,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  3333 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Riemvasmaak, Orange river area, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: Specimen size 35 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  3328 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jan 10, 2017 16:11    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

No one does blue fluorite like the French, but they're not easy to come by. I suspect that French collectors rarely let them go. Not good for international relations, I'd say! I did get lucky, however, and found this nice old Le Beix at the recent Munich show.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz
 Locality:
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 17x7x5 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  3328 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: fov=6 cm
 Description:
close-up of a section on the above specimen.
 Viewed:  3333 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 13:50    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Definitely worth mentioning - fluorites from Nagar, Pakistan:


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 Mineral: Fluorite with Beryl on Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 20 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  3075 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 12 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  3074 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  3083 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite on Muscovite
 Locality:
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  3079 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 06, 2017 10:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Fluorite from the Hunza pegmatites is often found in well-formed spinel twins.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 10x8x3 cm
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 Viewed:  2997 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2017 12:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

A couple more fluorites from the pegmatites in the Hunza Valley, Pakistan.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 9x7x5 cm overall size
 Description:
green cube-octahedral fluorite crystal on muscovite.
 Viewed:  2813 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 10x9x5 cm overall size
 Description:
pink spinel-twinned fluorite crystal on muscovite.
 Viewed:  2810 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2017 14:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Simply perfect!
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2017 16:37    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Another Tucson find this year, fluorite on dolomite from the Penfield (Dolomite Products) Quarry, Monroe County, New York. I was told that the piece was originally collected in the late 1950s.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Dolomite Products Quarry (Penfield Quarry), Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 6x4x4 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  2746 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2017 14:20    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

After I finally managed to make a good photo of this specimen, I want to add Xianghualing Mine, Hunan, China to my favourites:


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 9 cm, largest fluorite 2,3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  2560 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2017 13:47    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Things seem to have gone quiet here, so here's a new one - at least to me.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Emilio Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 8x6x4 cm overall size
 Description:
Fluorite on twinned scalenohedral calcite
 Viewed:  1311 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2017 01:37    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Things seem to have gone quiet here, so here's a new one - at least to me.
Not only to you ;-) Very aesthetic combination piece!
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2017 09:36    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Haven't posted in a long time, but here is a nice fluorite from the Josefa-Veneros vein, in the La Collada mining area, Asturias Spain.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Calcite
 Locality:
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 8 cm
 Description:
Large multistepped/modified Blue and purple fluorite from the Josefa-Veneros vein. Main crystal is 6.5 cm across
 Viewed:  1178 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 12, 2017 15:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

I recently had the chance to help dealer friend John Veevaert unpack a fluorite collection he had recently acquired.Ironically, the first thing we pulled from the boxes turned out to be a Rogerley fluorite that came from the Jewel Box pocket in 2007! Following on were a fair number of large lumpy Chinese bits that somehow had escaped being reduced to hydrofluoric acid. Hiding amongst the lot, however, was this wonderful Denton Mine specimen. I recall a period of time when you could go into rooms at the Tucson or Denver shows and see hundreds of such things. Ross Lillie once told me that at the time there were a few local rock shops in Southern Illinois where one could buy specimens priced by the weight, regardless of the quality. If one had an eye for what was good, one could do nicely by it, as I'm sure Ross and a few others did! Those were the days....


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 Mineral: Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 15x6x5 cm overall size
 Description:
According to Ross Lillie, the specimen likely came from the Rosiclare Level, North End, in 1985.
 Viewed:  213 Time(s)

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