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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2019 13:12    Post subject: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

Hello everybody,

I've this specimen and I wonder which mineral is the black one with the Fluorite ?

Thank you for your help.



Fluorite no 153 - FMF.JPG
 Mineral: Fluorite
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Clara Mine, Rankach Valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 Dimensions: 100x90x50 mm (20x20x20 mm)
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 Mineral: Fluorite
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Clara Mine, Rankach Valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2019 13:32    Post subject: Re: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello everybody,
I've this specimen and I wonder which mineral is the black one with the Fluorite ?
Thank you for your help.
Hi Dany, could be Goethite.
And I think there are more minerals: The blue stuff could be Azurite, and the (assumed) Goethite seems to sit on small quartz crystals ...

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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2019 13:49    Post subject: Re: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

Tobi wrote:
Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello everybody,
I've this specimen and I wonder which mineral is the black one with the Fluorite ?
Thank you for your help.
Hi Dany, could be Goethite.
And I think there are more minerals: The blue stuff could be Azurite, and the (assumed) Goethite seems to sit on small quartz crystals ...

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Tobi


Thank you Tobi for you answer. Do you know if it's worthy to go there to collect minerals ?

Have à nice evening.

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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2019 14:57    Post subject: Re: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

Dany Mabillard wrote:
Thank you Tobi for you answer. Do you know if it's worthy to go there to collect minerals?
The mine itself is not open to the public, but you can visit the stockpiles sometimes to search for some minor material. More information on the official homepage of the Sachtleben Company who run the mine (also in English):

https://mineralienhalde.com/welcome/
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PostPosted: Sep 03, 2019 15:30    Post subject: Re: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2019 09:30    Post subject: Re: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

Tobi wrote:
Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello everybody,
I've this specimen and I wonder which mineral is the black one with the Fluorite ?
Thank you for your help.
Hi Dany, could be Goethite.
And I think there are more minerals: The blue stuff could be Azurite, and the (assumed) Goethite seems to sit on small quartz crystals ...

Regards
Tobi


I would not dismiss the possibility that the black coating is a mixture of manganese oxides.....wad.....rather than goethite. This appearance are very common here in Indiana. While interesting, usually this coating's appearance decreases the aesthetics of the example. BOB
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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2019 10:38    Post subject: Re: Fluorite from Clara Mine with ?  

Bob Harman wrote:
Tobi wrote:
Dany Mabillard wrote:
Hello everybody,
I've this specimen and I wonder which mineral is the black one with the Fluorite ?
Thank you for your help.
Hi Dany, could be Goethite.
And I think there are more minerals: The blue stuff could be Azurite, and the (assumed) Goethite seems to sit on small quartz crystals ...
Regards
Tobi
I would not dismiss the possibility that the black coating is a mixture of manganese oxides.....wad.....rather than goethite. This appearance are very common here in Indiana. While interesting, usually this coating's appearance decreases the aesthetics of the example. BOB
Hi Bob, the fact that this appearance is common in Indiana does not mean that the same applies for the Clara Mine 7000 km away ;-) I don't know if you are an expert for Black Forest or Clara Mine, I am not. But I know a bit about Clara Mine; and Goethite is very very very (!) common there in different appearances - often as a coating like on Dany's specimen, so I think Goethite is still a good guess for this material. There are several manganese minerals there but a coating such as this from Clara Mine is more likely to be Goethite. I made my guess not just based on the appearance on the photos but on my knowledge about that locality.

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