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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:  1938 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:  1838 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:  1791 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, Alsace, France
 Dimensions: 12x12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1683 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Armée Céleste Mine, Neuenberg, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Colmar-Ribeauvillé, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
 Dimensions: 12x12 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1675 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:  1341 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:  1344 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:  1344 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:  930 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:  909 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:  914 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:  824 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:  821 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, France
 Dimensions: 17x7x5 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  809 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne, France
 Dimensions: fov=6 cm
 Description:
close-up of a section on the above specimen.
 Viewed:  811 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:  579 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:  575 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:  576 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:  575 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:  499 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:  306 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:  307 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:  236 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:  53 Time(s)

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