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American Fluorite Museum, Rosiclare, IL
  
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2017 14:38    Post subject: American Fluorite Museum, Rosiclare, IL  

This thread focuses on American Fluorite Museum, Rosiclare, Illinois, USA.

There are (at least) two fluorite museums in the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District:

Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Marion Kentucky
https://www.clementmineralmuseum.org/

American Fluorite Museum, Rosiclare, IL


It’s easy and worthwhile to visit both in a single day. They are a short distance apart (60 min, 27 miles), separated by road and a ferry ride across the Ohio River. The Clements Museum has best displays of the two.

The former had a good selection of specimens for sale in museum shop. The latter had a much more limited selection in museum shop but good specimens were available in the local community.

I will post pictures from both of the museums in separate threads and acquired specimens under my collection section.



AFM, Rosiclare Lead + Fluorspar Mining Co. sign.JPG
 Description:
Museum is in old mine offices.
 Viewed:  9266 Time(s)

AFM, Rosiclare Lead + Fluorspar Mining Co. sign.JPG



AFM, room picture.JPG
 Description:
One of the rooms. Note the large fluorite specimen.
 Viewed:  9230 Time(s)

AFM, room picture.JPG



AFM, Calcite, Denton Mine.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Collected July 1984.
 Viewed:  9248 Time(s)

AFM, Calcite, Denton Mine.JPG



AFM, Fluorite (3).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Foot in shot for scale.
 Viewed:  9216 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (3).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (26).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
"Poe Pod".
Donated by Tom Barnerd.
 Viewed:  9232 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (26).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (6).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9236 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (6).JPG



AFM, Denton Mine, Drill Core.JPG
 Description:
Drill Core from Denton Mine, Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District.
 Viewed:  9252 Time(s)

AFM, Denton Mine, Drill Core.JPG



AFM, Fluorite, etched, hydrocarbon coated.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Etched fluorite with natural petroleum.
C. 1991.
 Viewed:  9256 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, etched, hydrocarbon coated.JPG



AFM, IL-KY Fluorite District Map (4).JPG
 Description:
Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District Map.
 Viewed:  9226 Time(s)

AFM, IL-KY Fluorite District Map (4).JPG



AFM, IL-KY Fluorite District Map (3).JPG
 Description:
Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District Map.
 Viewed:  9244 Time(s)

AFM, IL-KY Fluorite District Map (3).JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Galena.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Galena
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9255 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Galena.JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Galena (2).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Galena
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Somewhat better view.
 Viewed:  9236 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Galena (2).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (9).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Fairview Mine, Blue Diggings Fault, Rosiclare, Rosiclare Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Collected c. 1960s.
 Viewed:  9240 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (9).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (13).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Penber (Penbar), Northgate District, Jackson County, Colorado, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9259 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (13).JPG


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PostPosted: Jul 31, 2017 01:01    Post subject: Re: American Fluorite Museum, Rosiclare, IL  

More specimens.


AFM, Calcite, Strontiate.JPG
 Mineral: Strontiate, Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9182 Time(s)

AFM, Calcite, Strontiate.JPG



AFM, Calcite.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9086 Time(s)

AFM, Calcite.JPG



AFM, fluorite, Calcite (3).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Bethel level, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9100 Time(s)

AFM, fluorite, Calcite (3).JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Barite (4).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
M. F. Oxford #7 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9115 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Barite (4).JPG



AFM, Fluorite value stream.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite from the earth to product - 1.
 Viewed:  9101 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite value stream.JPG



AFM, Fluorite value stream (2).JPG
 Description:
Fluorite from the earth to product - 2.
 Viewed:  9092 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite value stream (2).JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Barite (5).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
Barnett Mine, 800' level South, Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar Mining District, Pope County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
c. 1972.
 Viewed:  9113 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Barite (5).JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Barite.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Baryte
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9084 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Barite.JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Calcite (4).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9103 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Calcite (4).JPG



AFM, Fluorite, Calcite (5).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite, Calcite
 Locality:
Rosiclare, Rosiclare Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9108 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite, Calcite (5).JPG



AFM, Calcite, hydrocarbon stainied.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Minerva I Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Petroleum stained calcite. X-Cut orebody.
 Viewed:  9107 Time(s)

AFM, Calcite, hydrocarbon stainied.JPG



AFM, mine signs.JPG
 Description:
Material from mines.
 Viewed:  9130 Time(s)

AFM,  mine signs.JPG



AFM, Fluorite (20).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District, Illinois, USA
 Description:
Large plate approx. 36 inches wide. A little worn but good to see survival and all the crystal growth.
 Viewed:  9101 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (20).JPG



t_afm_fluorite_barite_2_542.jpg
 Mineral: Fluorite, Barite
 Locality:
M. F. Oxford #7 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9060 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 02, 2017 15:25    Post subject: Re: American Fluorite Museum, Rosiclare, IL  

More specimens, pictures, other documents.
This is end of my American Fluorite Museum pictures.
If anyone else has pictures, stories, etc. would like to see.
Thanks,



AFM, Calcite, Fluorite.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Fluorite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  8984 Time(s)

AFM, Calcite, Fluorite.JPG



AFM, Calcite, Sphalerite.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, Sphalerite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  9011 Time(s)

AFM, Calcite, Sphalerite.JPG



AFM, Fluorite (7).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
W.L. Davis-Deardorff Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  8968 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (7).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (8).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Hill-Ledford Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  8959 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (8).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (18).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Description:
This specimen was approximately 3 feet wide. Interesting to see the crystal growth.
 Viewed:  8994 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (18).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (21).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
W.L. Davis-Deardorff Mine, Ozark-Mahoning group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  8980 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (21).JPG



AFM, Fluorite (25).JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Description:
 Viewed:  8955 Time(s)

AFM, Fluorite (25).JPG



AFM, WWII warning sign for aliens.JPG
 Description:
Fluorite was critical material during WWII. Workers were not subject to 'normal' draft and sites were restricted.
 Viewed:  9001 Time(s)

AFM, WWII warning sign for aliens.JPG



AFM, mine building.JPG
 Description:
Model of mine buildings.
 Viewed:  9001 Time(s)

AFM, mine building.JPG



AFM, Mine picture (2).JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  9045 Time(s)

AFM, Mine picture (2).JPG



AFM, Tamora Mining Co, Sign.JPG
 Description:
 Viewed:  8991 Time(s)

AFM, Tamora Mining Co, Sign.JPG


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