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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
 Locality:
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
 Locality:
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
 Dimensions: 13x13x8
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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
 Locality:
Boltsburn Mine, Rookhope District, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: fov=7 cm
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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
 Locality:
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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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2017 08:52    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

One of my favorites. A large multi-stepped gemmy green crystal on quartz matrix from China. The large crystal is perfect all around with 4 distinct flat terminations, reminds me of a Mayan temple. Measures 11 x 9 x 7 cm. From Sanming Prefecture, Fujian China.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
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Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 7 cm
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PostPosted: Nov 20, 2017 13:01    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

VRigatti wrote:
One of my favorites. A large multi-stepped gemmy green crystal on quartz matrix from China. The large crystal is perfect all around with 4 distinct flat terminations, reminds me of a Mayan temple. Measures 11 x 9 x 7 cm. From Sanming Prefecture, Fujian China.
AWESOME!!!
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PostPosted: Nov 27, 2017 17:02    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

This specimen is from Le Beix mine Auvergne, France. It measures 15.5 x 12 x 8.5 cm and features cubic fluorite with light blue cores and a colorless outer rims. There is also a second generation of small purple fluorites as a nice accent, and all on a quartz matrix. The largest cubes are 3 cm across.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Le Beix Mine, Saint-Germain-près-Herment, Herment, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme Department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
 Dimensions: 15.5 x 12 x 8.5 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2017 14:10    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Here is a Shangbao fluorite, one of my favorite locations. It features multiple gemmy raspberry colored crystals (front and back) on a quartz matrix. Measures 9 x 5 x 4 cm.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Shangbao Mine, Leiyang, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 4 cm
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PostPosted: Dec 05, 2017 12:31    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

I LOVE THESE FLUORITES
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2017 06:21    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Up to now I miss Austrian Fluorites. Now some specimens from Weisseck mountain for a start.


Fluorit 2650m Weißeck Lungau, Sbg., 95 mm IMG_0887 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Summit cleft, Weißeck Mountain area, Murwinkel, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: 9,5 cm
 Description:
Crystals in daylight
 Viewed:  364 Time(s)

Fluorit 2650m Weißeck Lungau, Sbg., 95 mm IMG_0887 fc.jpg



Fluorit 2650 m, Weisseck, Lungau, Sbg., 9,5 cm IMG_0899 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Summit cleft, Weißeck Mountain area, Murwinkel, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: 9,5 cm
 Description:
Crystals in artifical light (Old torch light)
 Viewed:  360 Time(s)

Fluorit 2650 m, Weisseck, Lungau, Sbg., 9,5 cm IMG_0899 fc.jpg



Fluorit 2650m Weißeck, Lungau Sbg. 48 mm IMG_0909 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Summit cleft, Weißeck Mountain area, Murwinkel, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: 4,8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  362 Time(s)

Fluorit 2650m Weißeck, Lungau Sbg. 48 mm IMG_0909 fc.jpg



Fluorit Riedingsee, Weeißeck, Lungau, Sbg., 14 cm IMG_0860 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Lake Rieding ("Wiener Loch"), Weißeck Mountain area, Murwinkel, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: 14 cm
 Description:
Older find from around 1980 - not from the summit cleft. Austrian collectors called it "Wiener Loch" because it was found by collectors from Vienna.
 Viewed:  363 Time(s)

Fluorit Riedingsee, Weeißeck, Lungau, Sbg., 14 cm IMG_0860 fc.jpg



Fluorit Weißeck, Lungau, Sbg. 43 mm IMG_1004 fc.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Lake Rieding ("Wiener Loch"), Weißeck Mountain area, Murwinkel, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
 Dimensions: 4,3 cm
 Description:
An other sample from the old finds at "Wiener Loch"
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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2017 10:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Simply GREAT specimens, guys! Vincent, I also love Shangbao, the mine produces wonderful fluorites, and your purple specimen is a great example. And Gerhard, really lovely fluorites from Austria, the last one with the large main crystal is my favourite :-)

The following specimen instantly became one of my own favourites though I didn't even know the locality before I got this one:



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 Mineral: Fuorite, Calcite, Marcasite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Silius, Cagliari Province, Sardinia/Sardegna, Italy
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm, largest fluorite crystal 2 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  315 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Dec 06, 2017 15:25    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Another French blue, from Mont-Roc.


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 Mineral: Fluorite on Quartz
 Locality:
Mont-Roc Mine, Villefranche d'Albigeois, Tarn, Occitanie, France
 Dimensions: 8x5x2 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  267 Time(s)

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