We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
24 May-16:09:47 Re: new mexico collecting - (27) (Chris Rayburn)
24 May-15:16:23 Re: new mexico collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons)
24 May-11:08:58 Re: simone citon mineral collection (J. G. Alcolea)
24 May-06:25:09 Re: new mexico collecting - (27) (Chris Rayburn)
24 May-03:12:51 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
24 May-00:54:17 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
23 May-22:35:53 Re: new mexico collecting - (27) (Philip Simmons)
23 May-16:52:55 Re: please help identify (Kevin Schofield)
23 May-16:42:22 Re: please help identify (Southernappalachian)
23 May-16:02:44 Re: please help identify (Kevin Schofield)
23 May-15:26:40 Please help identify (Southernappalachian)
23 May-14:41:14 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
23 May-10:24:44 Re: collection of dontgogreen (Dontgogreen)
23 May-03:52:50 Re: the mizunaka collection - quartz (Pierre Joubert)
23 May-00:54:59 Re: please identify - rock with white inclusions (Foreman)
22 May-19:38:51 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
22 May-19:09:44 Re: please identify (Peter Megaw)
22 May-05:24:34 Re: collection of heimo hellwig (Heimo Hellwig)
21 May-23:04:25 Re: franjungle collection (Franjungle)
21 May-21:05:00 The mizunaka collection - rhodochrosite (Am Mizunaka)
20 May-21:35:31 The mizunaka collection - quartz (Am Mizunaka)
20 May-21:14:36 Re: please identify (Peter Lemkin)
20 May-20:23:31 Re: please identify (Dale Hallmark)
20 May-20:19:36 Re: please identify (Dale Hallmark)
20 May-18:32:23 Re: please identify (Josele)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
42797


The time now is May 24, 2018 22:12

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
Chinese fluorite
  
  Index -> What is it? - Where is it from?
Like
6


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

jfc035




Joined: 14 Jul 2015
Posts: 20
Location: Rennes

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 11:39    Post subject: Chinese fluorite  

Hello

I know that asking where does exactly a chinese fluorite come from is a kind of dummy question... however, this one may ring a bell to some of you.
The cube is 6 cm on edge; the color a pale blue-green, and the crystals show nice zoning. Some crystal faces are frozen while other ones are highly translucent. It was collected more than 10 years ago.
Any clue where does it come from? Xianghualing Mine??

Thanks for your tips
Jean-François



20170205_132944.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  2517 Time(s)

20170205_132944.jpg



20170205_132842.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  2512 Time(s)

20170205_132842.jpg



20170205_133012.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  2516 Time(s)

20170205_133012.jpg



20170205_133101.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  2511 Time(s)

20170205_133101.jpg



20170205_133030.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  2513 Time(s)

20170205_133030.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
2
   

Jesse Fisher




Joined: 18 Mar 2009
Posts: 491
Location: San Francisco


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 12:06    Post subject: Re: Chinese fluorite  

Well formed penetration twinned fluorite crystals are common from Yaogangxian, and it was one of the major sources of fluorite specimens at the time. Much of the fluorite from that mine is also a pale blue to purple color. Below is a specimen that I acquired in 2005.


F294.jpg
 Description:
penetration twin fluorite from Yaogangxian
 Viewed:  2477 Time(s)

F294.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2645
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 05, 2017 12:58    Post subject: Re: Chinese fluorite  

I will not say that Xianghualing oder Xianghuapu are not possible, but as Jesse already suggested, this wonderful fluorite twin is most likely from Yaogangxian Mine.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

GneissWare




Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Posts: 1269
Location: California


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2017 00:01    Post subject: Re: Chinese fluorite  

Definitely Yaogangxian. The color and zoning is also distinctive.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

jfc035




Joined: 14 Jul 2015
Posts: 20
Location: Rennes

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Feb 06, 2017 16:00    Post subject: Re: Chinese fluorite  

many thanks to all you three for this convergent diagnostic.
Jean-François
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> What is it? - Where is it from?   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
    

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2018


Powered by FMF