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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2017 00:29    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Where's everyone gone? Are fluorites falling out of favor?


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Valzergues Mines, Valzergues, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie, France
 Dimensions: 11x5x2 cm overall
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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2017 02:14    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
Where's everyone gone? Are fluorites falling out of favor?

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PostPosted: Nov 02, 2017 07:41    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Here is a sharp cubic clear fluorite with purple around the edges, and accented by poker chip calcite. Within the cubic crystal is a dark purple cuboctohedral phantom. Very uniqie and beautiful. Measures 8x8x6 cm.


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 Mineral: FLuorite
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Piaotang Mine, Dayu, Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2017 08:44    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

This fluorite is from the Rosclare level, Cave in Rock, S. Illinois. The gemmy blue fluorite is second generation sitting atop a pale yellow fluorite "matrix". The base of the blue fluorite has been partially etched and has a layer of pale barite crystals. Overall dimensions are 14 x8 x 8cm and the blue crystal is 2.6 cm across. Joe Budd photo


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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2017 09:13    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

VRigatti wrote:
This fluorite is from the Rosclare level, Cave in Rock, S. Illinois. The gemmy blue fluorite is second generation sitting atop a pale yellow fluorite "matrix". The base of the blue fluorite has been partially etched and has a layer of pale barite crystals. Overall dimensions are 14 x 8 x 8cm and the blue crystal is 2.6 cm across. Joe Budd photo
What a magnificent specimen! I've never seen two generations of fluorite in such an outstanding and superb quality, really awesome!
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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2017 11:50    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Not yet Jesse, but maybe people are too busy?

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PostPosted: Nov 07, 2017 13:47    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

This Valzergue fluorite is a killer. The best I have seen; very clear, and with nice contrast on the white quartz matrix.
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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2017 08:50    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

This teal blue large fluorite cluster with accenting dolomite is from a relatively new find at the Green Fluorite mine, Chenzhou China. This specimen measures 13 x 13 x 8 cm and is contacted on the back side where it was removed from the pocket.


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Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2017 10:34    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

VRigatti wrote:
This teal blue large fluorite cluster with accenting dolomite is from a relatively new find at the Green Fluorite mine, Chenzhou China. This specimen measures 13 x 13 x 8 cm and is contacted on the back side where it was removed from the pocket.
Outstanding fluorite specimen!
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PostPosted: Nov 10, 2017 11:49    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Something new from the West Level of the Boltsburn Mine. Unusual blue color for Weardale.


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 Mineral: fluorite, siderite, calcite
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Boltsburn Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2017 12:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Here is a super gemmy pink spinel twin fluorite with muscovite from Nagar, Pakistan. Measures 10 x 6 x 3.5 cm. On first glance it looks like a Morganite


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Muscovite
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Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 3.5 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 17, 2017 13:33    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

From recent find, "Coquera del Tubo" pocket.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Calcite
 Locality:
Llamas Quarry, Coquera del tubo, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias, Spain
 Dimensions: 6x4x4 cm overall size
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