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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2010 11:46    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Tennessee, the "Volunteer State"




Fluorite - Elmwood Mine Carthage Smith County Tennessee USA.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite with Calcite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Mined about 1993
Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.6 × 3 cm.
Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.2 cm.
Former Jan Buma collection - Number 930702
Minor fluorescence long & short UV
Photo: Reference Specimens
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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2010 12:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Elmwood cannot be Elmwood without its beautiful calcites...


CRcalonbar.jpg
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Calcite on Baryte & Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Specimen size: 13 × 10 × 9 cm.
Main crystal size: 10 × 5.5 x 5 cm.
Photo : Richard Jackson
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PostPosted: Oct 21, 2010 12:27    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

chris wrote:
Elmwood cannot be Elmwood without its beautiful calcites...


A very nice specimen!!
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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2010 14:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

I posted some of these previously but they fit here.


GW000947.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite with Galena, Sphalerite, Baryte and Bitumen

Elmwood Mine
Middle Tennessee District
Carthage
Smith County, Tennessee
United States of America

9.0 x 14.0 x 6.5 cm overall
 Viewed:  30539 Time(s)

GW000947.JPG



GW000941.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite on Sphalerite

Elmwood Mine
Middle Tennessee District
Carthage
Smith County, Tennessee
United States of America

13.0 x 9.5 cm overall
 Viewed:  30532 Time(s)

GW000941.JPG



GW000948.JPG
 Description:
Baryte and Sphalerite on Dolomite

Elmwood Mine
Middle Tennessee District
Carthage
Smith County, Tennessee
United States of America

12.0 x 14.5 cm overall
7.5 cm Sphalerite
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GW000948.JPG


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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 12:39    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

The following three minerals are all from Ducktown, Polk Co.,


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Malachite
2.5 x 5.0 cm
With a very old unnamed label
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 12:41    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

From Ducktown, Polk Co.,


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Malachite
6.2 x 7.7cm
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2010 12:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Former collections of University of Chicago, Dan Elrling with old labels. From Ducktown, Polk Co.,


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Copper
Burra Burra Mine
2.2 x 3.1 cm
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2011 19:21    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Hello Everyone,

Here is my entry from Tennessee.

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Here is both Baryte (Strontian variety) and ruby jack Sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee. The feild of veiw is about 1 1/2" (3.81 cm).
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2011 20:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

From Elmwood.


IMG_2733.jpg
 Description:
Calcite with Sphalerite on Calcite
Elmwood Mine, Middle Tennessee District, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
160 x 140 x 117 mm
A lustrous, twinned crystal of golden Calcite measuring 107 x 83 x 36 mm is perched on a plate of limestone matrix covered with sparkling,
clear scalenahedrons of Calcite. Bright rich-red Sphalerite crystals to 14 mm generously cover the specimen
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2012 06:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

The classic stuff from Elmwood Mine:


ElmC1.JPG
 Description:
Calcite
Elmwood Mine, Middle Tennessee District, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Specimen width 85 mm
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ElmC1.JPG



elmwood_fluo.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite on sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Middle Tennessee District, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Specimen width 100 mm
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elmwood_fluo.JPG


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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2012 19:54    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Here's a couple of my favorite Elmwood calcites.


1010fullb.jpg
 Description:
Calcite
Elmwood, Tennessee, USA
overall size 33.5 X 22 cm
A 15 cm calcite and several smaller golden calcites actually glue two pieces of limestone together.
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1322fullhand2.jpg
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Calcite
Elmwood, Tennessee, USA
16.5 cm
A great, gemmy calcite, perfect color.
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PostPosted: Jan 01, 2013 13:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

More from Tennessee, a large Baryte with Sphalerite from Elmwood Mine.
The specimen and the photo are from Jaume Vilalta and it was published here, in the Spanish Forum

Thank you Jaume!



Barite with Sphalerite - Elmwood mine_Carthage_Smith Co._Tennessee_USA.jpg
 Description:
Baryte with Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
17 x 14 x 10 cm.
Photo & Specimen: Jaume Vilalta
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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2013 14:00    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Elmwood specimen


P1040352.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite, Calcite, Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine Tennessee USA
12.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm
 Viewed:  26480 Time(s)

P1040352.JPG



P1040438.JPG
 Description:
Calcite, Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine Tennessee USA
22 x 21 x 18 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2013 03:48    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

An etched fluorite with Baryte.

A high resolution version of the back side is available here:
https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0911117001362819455.jpg



ElwoodBkLt.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite and Baryte
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
5.4 x 5.2 cm
 Viewed:  25952 Time(s)

ElwoodBkLt.jpg



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Front View Normal Light
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2013 08:09    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

This is a piece I bought recently and thought I'd add to the Tennessee thread. The matrix is coated with tiny calcites and large and small sphalerites all around. You can't see from this angle, but on the underside are a few cubes of galena. Excuse my poor photography.


photo copy 2.JPG
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Calcite, sphalerite and galena on limestone matrix
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
10x10x9 cm
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PostPosted: Mar 16, 2013 04:57    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite

Fluorite and sphalerite on dolomite. Note that the main fluorite crystal contains a sphalerite crystal inside. Overall size: 90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm. Main fluorite crystal edge: 16 mm. Weight: 199 g. Ex Dr. Steve Neely collection.

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA.

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3182MC-fluorite2.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite.
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm

Close-up view

Note that a sphalerite crystal is enclosed into the fluorite
 Viewed:  25750 Time(s)

3182MC-fluorite2.jpg



3182M-fluorite2.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm
 Viewed:  25741 Time(s)

3182M-fluorite2.jpg



3182M-fluorite3.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, sphalerite, dolomite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
90 mm x 60 mm x 52 mm

Close-up view
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3182M-fluorite3.jpg


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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2013 01:37    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Etched Fluorite

High Resolution Versions Here:
https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0160790001382682038.jpg
https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=0538637001382682133.jpg



ElwoodEtchedHorizontal.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
10.5 x 6.0 cm
 Viewed:  24355 Time(s)

ElwoodEtchedHorizontal.jpg



ElwoodEtchedVertical.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
10.5 x 6.0 cm
 Viewed:  24420 Time(s)

ElwoodEtchedVertical.jpg


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PostPosted: Mar 22, 2015 04:38    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Elmwood, Elmwood, Elmwood ... ;-)


ElmwoodCAL.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen height 7 cm, calcite crystal 5,5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  19199 Time(s)

ElmwoodCAL.JPG



ElmwoodFLUORIT.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm, largest fluorite 2 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Feb 26, 2016 15:03    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

Elmwood sphalerite:


ElmwZINK.JPG
 Mineral: Sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 12 cm, sphalerite "ball" 4 cm
 Description:
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PostPosted: Jan 28, 2018 13:23    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Tennessee  

This came out of the Elmwood Mine in Spring of 2017. I am informed all three mines are operating and specimens are being found.


IMG_5855 2.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite, Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 8.5x5.5x4.5 cm
 Description:
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