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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2010 13:27    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Florida the "Sunshine State"





Calcite replacing Mercenaria sp - Ruck's pit Okeechobee County Florida USA.jpg
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Calcite replacing Mercenaria sp
Fossilized shell of Mercenaria sp, the interior of which is now occupied by Calcite crystals filling most of the available inner space. The Calcite crystals “borrowed” calcium from Mercenarias for their growth.
Ruck's pit, Okeechobee County, Florida, USA
Mined in 2003
Specimen size: 5.3 × 3.3 × 3.6 cm.
Extremely fluorescent long & short UV
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PostPosted: Oct 16, 2010 04:35    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

One more fossil filled with mineral from Florida.

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Chalcedony var. agate filling a fossilized coral. Withlacooche River, Florida. 8,5 x 5 cm. A bit polished. Strong fluorescence under both short and long UV waves.
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2010 16:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

JamesM wrote:

Florida is not fertile territory for mineral collectors, but there some very nice specimens of calcite, vivianite, and wavellite that have come from quarries in Florida. One excellent resource for images of these minerals is photographic archive of the Florida Geological Survey/Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The address for the rocks, minerals, and crystals section of the photographic archive is: http://www.pbase.com/floridageologicalsurvey/rocks_minerals_and_crystals&page=1

It is well worth a look. There are nine pages of photographs, with some superb in situ images of cave calcites.



Thanks for the info James, very useful!

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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2010 21:29    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

LOL..Jordi I was going to pop in and say someone needed to post a rucks pit claim but I see you already have!
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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2010 01:48    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Jason wrote:
I was going to pop in and say someone needed to post a rucks pit claim but I see you already have!

Doesn't matter Jason, more info/photos be published in each thread, more knwoledge we will obtain!
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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2011 16:31    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

With the invaluable help of Jeff Scovil we add a new pic for the Florida State.

Thank you to Jeff Scovil (and Isaias Casanova)



Demartinite with Mallardite - Bone Valley Phosphate Mine_Bartow_Polk County_Florida_USA.jpg
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Central Florida Phosphate District, (Bone Valley), Polk County, Florida, USA
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2011 12:03    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida - Images from Jeff Scovil  

A new batch of images courtesy of Jeff Scovil. Thanks Jeff!


Vivianite - Clear Springs Mine_ Bartow_Florida_USA.jpg
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Clear Springs Mine, Bartow, Florida, USA
xl - 1.9 cm. high
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Calcite - Crystal River Quarry 2_Lecanto_Citrus County_Florida_USA.jpg
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Crystal River Quarry 2, Lecanto, Citrus County, Florida, USA
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Calcite close up - Crystal River Quarry 2_Lecanto_Citrus County_Florida_USA.jpg
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Crystal River Quarry 2, Lecanto, Citrus County, Florida, USA
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Crystal River Quarry 2, Lecanto, Citrus County, Florida, USA
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Calcite ps. coral - Key Largo_Florida_USA.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite after coral
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Key Largo (Cayo Largo), Florida Keys Archipelago, Monroe County, Florida, USA
 Dimensions: 12.4 cm. high
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Specimen: Minerals AmericaPhoto: Jeff Scovil
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Calcite pseudo coral - Key Largo_Florida_USA.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite after coral
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Key Largo (Cayo Largo), Florida Keys Archipelago, Monroe County, Florida, USA
 Dimensions: 12 cm. high
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Specimen: Minerals AmericaPhoto: Jeff Scovil
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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2017 10:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Anyone have any details on the Key Largo locality? It is not on Mindat and I'd love to put up a specimen.
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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2017 10:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Contact Leonard Himes at Minerals America.
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PostPosted: Sep 11, 2017 12:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Turbo wrote:
Anyone have any details on the Key Largo locality? It is not on Mindat and I'd love to put up a specimen.

This locality is already existing in FMF, so you can use it if you wish.
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2017 02:57    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

A very interesting topic! As a German collector who is interested in U.S. minerals, I mostly know specimens from states such as Arizona, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico or Missouri, rather not from Florida. I think it's the same with Germany, foreign collectors with interest in German minerals will rather know stuff from classic mineral regions such as Eifel, Harz, Erzgebirge, Siegerland or Black Forest than from "exotic" areas like Northern Germany ...
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PostPosted: Sep 12, 2017 11:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Tobi

If you do a search on http://www.tigerminerals.com/ (link normalized by FMF) it will take you to my website showing all the Minerals I have from the United States. Of course a lot of them are already posted on here in the U.S. minerals area.
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 01:59    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

rweaver wrote:
Tobi If you do a search on http://www.tigerminerals.com/ (link normalized by FMF) it will take you to my website showing all the Minerals I have from the United States. Of course a lot of them are already posted on here in the U.S. minerals area.

Thanks for that link, Bob. I browsed your gallery, really like your specimens, especially those from Colorado (Sweet Home rhodo & Eagle Mine pyrite) and your marvellous wulfenites from Arizona. But also others where I didn't even know the localities before (e.g. the nice pyromorphite from North Carolina or the well-crystallized sulphur from Texas that looks like it comes from Sicily).

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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 08:19    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

Thank you for your kind words Tobi.
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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2017 17:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Florida  

John Betts wrote:
Contact Leonard Himes at Minerals America.


Thanks! I was able to get the full story of the specimens, they are very rare! Only 20 of good size like in the photos.
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