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Fluorite, Afton Canyon Deposit, Afton Canyon, Afton, Cady Mts, San Bernardino County, CA
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F-240  Fluorite  $45

Afton Canyon, Afton, Cady Mts, San Bernardino County, CA

6.6 x 5.8 x 2.6 cm.

A Fluorite specimen with a most unusual and rare form.  The Fluorite specimens from Afton Canyon are typically found as interpenetrating octahedrons.  This Fluorite has more of a botryoidal shape to it.  Both octahedral and Botryoidal Fluorite is uncommon if not rare.  In several areas of the specimen you can see where it started to form as an octahedrons but didn't quite make it and ended up as rounded hillocks instead.  The specimen is a little more green in color than the photos convey.  It is uncommon to see material from this all but obscure location offered for sale.  These Fluorites have a strong fluorescence too.


Fluorite, Afton Canyon Deposit, Afton Canyon, Afton, Cady Mts, San Bernardino County, CA
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F-241  Fluorite  $60

Afton Canyon, Afton, Cady Mts, San Bernardino County, CA

8 x 7 x 4.6 cm.

A Fluorite specimen with a most unusual and rare form.  The Fluorite specimens from Afton Canyon are typically found as interpenetrating octahedrons.  This Fluorite has more of a botryoidal shape to it.  Both octahedral and Botryoidal Fluorite is uncommon if not rare.  In several areas of the specimen you can see where it started to form as an octahedrons but didn't quite make it and ended up as rounded hillocks instead.  The specimen is a little more green in color than the photos convey.  It is uncommon to see material from this all but obscure location offered for sale.  These Fluorites have a strong fluorescence too.


Fluorite & Barite, Moffat Tunnel, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, ColoradoFluorite & Barite, Moffat Tunnel, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado
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F-237  Fluorite & Barite  $200

Moffat Tunnel, Cripple Creek District, Teller County, Colorado

6.6 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm.

This specimen is from a small find made a few years back.  This specimen consists of lustrous, lilac-purple Fluorite cubes covering intersecting sprays of flattened, elongated, white Barite.  The Barite is thought to be epimorphs after Laumontite. The contrasting colors make for a very aesthetic specimen. The perceived color of these Fluorites varies depending on the color temperature of the lighting that it is viewed under.  This find was documented on Season 4, Episode 4 of the television show, Prospectors.


etched Fluorite, Tower Rock Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, IL
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F-239  etched Fluorite  $65

Tower Rock Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, IL

8.4 x 6.7 x 6.8 cm.

A deep-purple-colored example of Illinois' signature mineral, Fluorite.  This hefty example of Fluorite has been etched resulting in the specimen having striking stepped-growth faces yet still retaining its lustre.  This specimen is complete with no damage.  The Tower Rock Mine is one of the more obscure Fluorite localities in the Cave-in-Rock district.  The workings here were shallow and the mine was never a big producer.


Fluorite, Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Asturias, Spain
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F-238  Fluorite  $40

Moscona Mine, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Asturias, Spain

6.5 x 6.5 x 2.6 cm.

A plate of gemmy honey-yellow Fluorite crystals.  The Moscona Mine was, at one time, a big producer of specimens.  The supply seems do be dwindling these days and the vacuum is being filled by specimens from other locations like Berbes, Jaimina and others.


botryoidal Fluorite, Canon City Dustrict, Fremont County, Colorado
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F-178  botryoidal Fluorite  $70

Canon City District, Fremont County, Colorado

7 x 6 x 5 cm.

Botryoidal Fluorite had been known from this location for years as they are distinctly different.  These very unusual and interesting Fluorite specimens were collected in the early 1980's & are seldom seen for sale these days. This knobby specimen has great color and a good lustre.


Fluorite and Quartz, No. 4 Mine, Huanggang Fe-Sn Deposit, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, ChinaFluorite and Quartz, No. 4 Mine, Huanggang Fe-Sn Deposit, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
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F-235  Fluorite & Quartz  SOLD

No. 4 Mine, Huanggang Fe-Sn Deposit, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

5.1 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm.

This specimen consists of Clear crystals of Quartz that have been covered by smaller, opaque, white Quartz crystals.  The specimen was the covered in a layer of translucent, dark-blue complexly-formed crystals of Fluorite.  These specimens caused quite a stir when they were presented in late 2014.  There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of examples of this material to be had.  A great specimen from a country that continues to produce noteworthy and unusual mineral specimens.


Fluorite and Celestite, White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio
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F-094  Fluorite and Celestite  $90

Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, OH

8.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm.

An extremely lustrous specimen of Fluorite crystals with blades of Celestine.  The photo does not even come close to conveying how gorgeous this specimen is.  This specimen exhibits a mottled white and gray fluorescence and is also phosphorescent. Specimens of this quality from this location are rarely seen these days.


Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite, El Hamman Mine, Meknès Prefecture, Morocco
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F-184  Fluorite with Calcite, Quartz and Pyrite  $250

El Hamman Mine, Meknès Prefecture, Morocco

15.5 x 14.5 x 4.1 cm.

This specimen features many medium to dark-green crystals of Fluorite.  This specimen has several interesting features; the first being numerous water-clear Quartz crystals up to 3 mm. in size that cover the entire specimen.  The top of the specimen is blanketed with Calcite and there are dozens of brass-colored, ball-like Pyrites covering the specimen.  This Fluorite specimen is complete, with no damage.  The back of the specimen is flat , but shows many growth hillocks as well as many white, needle-like inclusions.  A good example of a combo specimen for this location.


Fluorite and Calcite, Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois
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Fluorite and Calcite, Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois
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F-064  Fluorite with Calcite  $65

Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, IL

9.5 x 7 x 4 cm.

A very attractive cluster of bicolored Fluorite crystals with numerous scalenohedral crystals of Calcite, some of which are double terminated.  The Fluorite is intact except for a small portion of the lower left rear where it has been contacted.  This is also an older specimen that was found in the late 1970's.


Fluorite, Judith Lynn Claim, Grant County, New Mexico
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F-183  Fluorite  $30

Judith Lynn Claim, Grant County, New Mexico

4.4 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm.

The octahedral Fluorite crystals from the Judith Lynn Claim have become very scarce over the years.  At one time it was not hard to find one for sale, but lately they're just not around anymore. This specimen has a nice purple-red color and has an interesting bumpy, fish-scale-like texture on the crystal faces.  These specimens, when you could still get them, were sold as being from Catron County to mislead potential claim-jumpers and poachers.


Fluorite with Quartz, Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England
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Q-146  Fluorite with Quartz  $65

Weardale, North Pennines, County Durham, England

10 x 9 x 4 cm.

This specimen features a pair of yellow and green Fluorite crystals, completely covered by hundreds of tiny Quartz crystals.  The dark spots on the side and top of the specimen are due to inclusions of sulfide minerals, accenting the 3-dimensionality of this specimen. This specimen, while relatively shallow in thickness, is not broken, but rather it is contacted on the bottom where it was attached to its matrix.  The numerous Fluorite mines in County Durham and the surrounding areas have long been renowned for their prolific production of minerals during the last several centuries.