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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2010 04:05    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kentucky  

Kentucky the "Bluegrass State"




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Fluorite with Baryte
Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Specimen size: 8 × 6.8 × 5.9 cm.
Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm.
Former Jan Buma collection. Number 041201
Intense fluorescence long & short UV
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2010 19:46    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kentucky  

Former collection of George Holloway


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Halls Gap,
Lincoln Co., Kentucky
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2010 19:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kentucky  

One of the harder ones to find from the state


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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2010 19:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kentucky  

Former collection of Alfred Stevenson, From one of Larry Conklin's e-bay auctions.


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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2011 18:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kentucky  

The great Jeff Scovil comes to our aid and he supplied a new image for Kentucky.

Thank you Jeff!



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Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2018 10:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Kentucky  

The well known Hall's Gap road cuts on Kentucky route 27 in Lincoln County produced some of the USA's best known Millerite. Honessite and Pyrite could also be found in the geodes from there. This locality was very heavily collected back in the 1970's through about 1990. It became a dangerous locality as there was an overhang over the geode producing layer at the roadside. Then the site was posted. Then, about 10 years ago, the road was revised and the road cut was contoured and eliminated. It is now an extinct locality; no specimens have come from there in more than 25 years. Recently, prices have climbed significantly on the better specimens. The geodes were very small to medium in size with no really large examples.

I never had the chance to collect there, so here are a few examples that I acquired. BOB



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 Mineral: Millerite and Pyrite
 Locality:
U.S. Highway 27 roadcut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
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Different sizes (see the ruler)
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 Mineral: Millerite and Pyrite
 Locality:
U.S. Highway 27 roadcut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
 Dimensions: 5.5 cm
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 Mineral: Pyrite
 Locality:
U.S. Highway 27 roadcut, Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
 Dimensions: 4 x 4 cm
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