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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2018 05:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Another specimen from Jebel Tighemi, edge up to 1.5 cm. Bought in Munich 2017.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Jebel Tirhemi, Taourirt, Taourirt Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 5.5x4 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  10119 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2018 13:03    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites  

I have to mention these two recently acquired specimens among my favourites, the more because both El Hammam and Elmwood are among my favourite localities:


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Pyrite
 Locality:
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: Specimen size 12 cm, largest fluorite 3,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9821 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7,5 cm, largest fluorite 3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  9823 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2018 18:05    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

We seem to be visiting Morocco a bit lately, so here's another one.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Barite
 Locality:
Aouli, Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 14x10x4 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  9807 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 09, 2018 18:20    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Jesse Fisher wrote:
We seem to be visiting Morocco a bit lately, so here's another one.We seem to be visiting Morocco a bit lately, so here's another one.
Mineral: Fluorite, Barite
Aouli, Midelt Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
14x10x4 cm overall size
The perfect fluorite specimen!!!
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2018 14:53    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Interesting and relatively new location for fluorite from Ireland. I've seen a few about for the last year or so, but not many, yet. Best location for Irish fluorite I've seen. Hopefully there will be more.


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland
 Dimensions: 8x6x5 cm
 Description:
From the Granite Quarry (aka Joe Larkin's Quarry), Shannapheasteen, Costelloe, Co. Galway.
 Viewed:  9277 Time(s)

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 Mineral: fluorite and quartz
 Locality:
Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Ireland
 Dimensions: 7x5x4 cm
 Description:
From the Granite Quarry (aka Joe Larkin's Quarry), Shannapheasteen, Costelloe, Co. Galway.
 Viewed:  9265 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2018 16:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Here is a neat Elmood piece with Raspberry fluorite, dolomite and sphalerite. Its 10x7x5 cm. I think it has a nice balance to it...


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 Mineral: FLuorite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
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 Viewed:  9203 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2018 07:15    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

A Denton mine , Illinois light blue fluorite with sharp purple phantom, and a nice accenting cluster of pale yellow calcite scalenohedrons. Measures 11x10x8 cm


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 Mineral: fluorite with calcite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2018 10:40    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

I want to add this one from De'an Mine, China:


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De'an Mine, Wushan, De'an, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 19 cm, largest fluorite 3 cm
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2018 13:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Hello everyone! This is my first post on the FMF forums! I recently got back into rockhounding and I've come across quite a few beautiful Fluorites from my locality. I am only collecting crystals that I find myself and I've found numerous spots in my journeys. I am currently composing images of macro shots that I took of my specimens. I am located in Columbus, Ohio and I have noticed that the majority of the samples I'm finding are located along bike paths and rainwater collection ponds. I am wondering if the rock I am finding my samples in is transplanted from a quarry as a filler stone to line the edges of these ponds, or if the rock itself came from nearby in Columbus. Being that most of the fluorite found in Ohio is located in the northwest counties, I find it odd that I am finding numerous specimens in the city. I will post a sample picture of the fluorite I've found, but unlike other localities in Ohio, the crystals I'm finding are strikingly clear. Usually Ohio is known for the "rootbeer" type variety. I will be sure to post the pictures of my collection the the Collections Page, but I figured this would be a good place to start my new journey on this site!


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Alum Creek, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
 Dimensions: 2.5cm - 1.5cm
 Description:
Small vug of pristine Fluorites on matrix of Dolostone (correct if wrong please)
The locality is Columbus, Ohio - Alum Creek Bike Path (near a rainwater collection pond) Appeared to be Silurian era rock used as filler to line the pond, or blasted rock from nearby Freeway Construction.
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2018 14:48    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Here is a Rootbeer Fluorite i had the chance to collect from some old rocks blasted out of Clay Center Quarry in Ohio (found exterior of Quarry)


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 Mineral: Fluorite with Celestine
 Locality:
Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
 Dimensions: 10cm - 9cm
 Description:
Fluorite with Barite in Dolostone
Gorgeous yellow brown cubes that produce brilliant green fluorescence at 390nm in UV
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2018 15:09    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

OLIVER, Your first example from a bike path in Columbus Ohio, is undoubtedly fill from a quarry or nearby road construction, but I can't go any further.

Your second example is a nice find! There is no barite, however, if you look closely, there also are some blades of white celestine confirming its locality. The correct location, however, would be from the White Rock Quarry, near the town of Clay Center in Ottawa County Ohio. BOB
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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2018 15:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Thanks Bob! I was sure that no rock like that existed down here in Columbus naturally. I was so surprised to find it along the path and I collected about 30 samples. The White Rock quarry was in fact the exact location. I'm glad you could eyeball it! Thanks so much!
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PostPosted: Sep 26, 2018 03:57    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

calcite on lavender fluorite. Hardin County, Illinois


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 Mineral: Fluorite and Calcite
 Locality:
Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: Overall Size:12x7x6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7528 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite and Calcite
 Locality:
Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: Overall Size:12x7x6 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7526 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite and Calcite
 Locality:
Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: Overall Size: 12x7x6 cm
 Description:
Other side.
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PostPosted: May 19, 2019 10:46    Post subject: The fascination of fluorite - LAPIS interview with Robert Brandstetter  

There's an interesting online article from German mineral magazine LAPIS, an interview with passionate fluorite collector Robert Brandstetter. He talks about the passion to collect fluorite, why this mineral is so special and what makes a good fluorite specimen. It is in German language but Google Translate does a quite good job. Here's the link to the translated interview:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.lapis.de/sammlerportraet/210-wenn-ein-mineral-zum-lebensinhalt-wird-faszination-fluorit&xid=17259,15700002,15700021,15700186,15700190,15700256,15700259&usg=ALkJrhismvNG4QPcXS_eIckWhb3ftMLt8Q
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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 12:20    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

I definitely have to add Xia Yang Mine in Chinese province Fujian to my favourites. I think the locality is quite young and became really famous when the "tanzanite"-blue fluorites came out a few years ago, I think it was 2017 ... I'm glad that I finally got a specimen from that Mine, though it's just an "ordinary" green one. I think these crystals are simply amazing, a wonderful locality for fluorite!


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen height 10 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4580 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 12:59    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Nice form, Tobi! I saw a few at the last Tucson show, must look when in Munich next month. Top quality Chinese fluorites always seem very expensive, so I have been somewhat negligent in acquiring them. We did get this one recently, however. From the Manaoshan Mine, near Chenzhou, Hunan Province. 9x6x5 cm overall size.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Quartz, and Dolomite
 Locality:
Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo, Yizhang District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: 9x6x5 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  4570 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 14:34    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

This is my favorite fluorite.

For more photos and details of this specimen just click here.



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 Mineral: Fluorite and mica
 Locality:
Erongo Mountain, Usakos, Erongo Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: Overall size: 50 mm x 27 mm. Crystal size: 19 mm wide
 Description:
 Viewed:  4561 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 06, 2019 16:28    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Both great contributions to this thread!
Carles, though I know your avatar specimen for a while, I always like to see it, a wonderful specimen and I can understand why this is your favourite fluorite.
And Jesse, as usual an outstanding specimen, perfect aesthetics, simply great!
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2020 23:21    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

We seem to be rather bereft of favorite fluorites recently, so time to add something. Over the past several Tucson shows I seem to have accumulated a small collection of interesting fluorites from the pegmatites around Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Here are a few.


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 Mineral: Fluorite, Muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 10x8x5 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  2507 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 9x7x5 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  2505 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 9x8x6 cm overall size
 Description:
 Viewed:  2507 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Fluorite, muscovite
 Locality:
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
 Dimensions: 6x5x4 cm overall size.
 Description:
 Viewed:  2507 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 11, 2020 05:43    Post subject: Re: Favourite Fluorites?  

Hi Jesse, outstanding specimens, thanks for sharing! All of them are truly superb, I like the second and the third one the most. Really really great contribution to this thread!

Please more - I know you have many many world-class fluorites and for sure you haven't shown most of them yet ;-)

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