Fluorite Mines In Southern Illinois

Illinois Fluorite - Treasure Mountain Mining

27/05/2015  Southern Illinois became known for producing some of the world's finest fluorite specimens after the Minerva Mine was sunk in 1942, reaching a depth of 680 feet deep. In 1979 one of the biggest specimen producers, the Denton Mine, began operations, and in 1984 another great source, the Annabelle Lee Mine, opened, eventually reaching a depth of nearly 1,000 feet. Fluorite was declared

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Illinois Rockhounding Location Guide Map – Rockhound ...

12/03/2021  The best place to find fluorite (also known as fluorspar) in Illinois is in Hardin and Pope Counties at the extreme southern tip of the state. The most concentrated areas of fluorite production came from the Rosiclare District and deposits near Cave-In-Rock. The tailing and dumps of old mines in the area are known to contain fluorite specimens in several colors including blue, yellow, and purple.

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Hardin County, Illinois Fluorine-Fluorite Mines The ...

Hardin County, Illinois Fluorine-Fluorite Mines The Diggings™ Hardin County, Illinois Fluorine-Fluorite Mines Filter 35 fluorine-fluorite mines by commodity, disposition, development status, and record type in Hardin County, Illinois.

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FLUORSPAR DEPOSITS - USGS

The fluorspar mines which are the subject of this report are in Pope and Hardin counties, in the extreme southern portion of Illinois. The principal mines are near Rosiclare, Elizabethtown, and Cave in Rock, small towns on the Ohio River, in Hardin Countv. An impor-. FIG.

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Fluorite Deposit Locations What is Fluorite?

These mines work fluorite mineralized in limestone and produce cubic specimens that are purple, blue, yellow, or colorless. The world’s largest fluorite specimens come from the Midwestern United States and like most of the best occurrences, these localities are sedimentary hosted. Cubes up to a meter in diameter have been found around Cave-In-Rock in Southern Illinois. The fluorite from Illinois is

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MinerShop :: Minerva Mine #1 - IL

Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. The Minerva mine was located in Illinois and is part of the Illinois/Kentucky fluorospar district. It was the largest orebody in that district. Discovered in 1940 it was mined off and on until 1996. Many spectacular specimens have come from this mine over the years - including fluorescent species such as fluorite, sphalerite, calcite, dolomite, strontianite, and witherite.The mine

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Fluorspar mining and milling in southern Illinois

Location and Description of' Mines. The three largest mines, the Rosio1are Lead and . Fluorspar . Mining Company, the Frank11n . F1uo~­ apar . Company and . tne H111s1de . Fl.uorapar Mines, are . 1ooated . within . the . city . l..irdts o_f' Ros1c].are, Hardin . County, Illinois . and . are . w~th~ a radius . or . one m11e or the Ohio . River. Up to the year . 1919 . the

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Southern Illinois Fluorite JWJ Rocks

He is a good friend in southern Illinois that mines fluorite full time these days and he had told me a few months ago, that he would keep an eye out for quartz plates for me as wellI am a big fan of quartz as many know by now, and he has shown me several smaller chunks of it that he has found while fluorite mining. He told me that they sometimes hit pockets full of plates of quartz crystals ...

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General : Mineral Collecting in Southern Illinois

10/03/2017  General Mineral Collecting in Southern Illinois 10th Mar 2017 19:24 UTC Chris Beck I am attending a Fluorite dig at the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum in Marion, Kentucky this summer (July 2017) and will be staying in the Cave In Rock area of Illinois.

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Rosiclare Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Coordinates are relatively close. As of 1952 the mine included the Recovery, Deep, South Boundary, Rosiclare Plant, Ghelia, North Boundary, Air, and Midway Shafts. The American Fluorite Museum is now located on the mill site, which was also the location of the Rosiclare shaft.

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Hardin County, Illinois Fluorine-Fluorite Mines The ...

Filter 35 fluorine-fluorite mines by commodity, disposition, development status, and record type in Hardin County, Illinois. Quick Facts Barium-Barite , Beryllium , Cadmium , Calcium , and Fluorine-Fluorite mines located in Hardin County, Illinois.

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Fluorite Deposit Locations What is Fluorite?

These mines work fluorite mineralized in limestone and produce cubic specimens that are purple, blue, yellow, or colorless. The world’s largest fluorite specimens come from the Midwestern United States and like most of the best occurrences, these localities are sedimentary hosted. Cubes up to a meter in diameter have been found around Cave-In-Rock in Southern Illinois. The fluorite from Illinois is

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Fluorspar mining and milling in southern Illinois

Location and Description of' Mines. The three largest mines, the Rosio1are Lead and . Fluorspar . Mining Company, the Frank11n . F1uo~­ apar . Company and . tne H111s1de . Fl.uorapar Mines, are . 1ooated . within . the . city . l..irdts o_f' Ros1c].are, Hardin . County, Illinois . and . are . w~th~ a radius . or . one m11e or the Ohio . River. Up to the year . 1919 . the

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Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County Fluorite from Spiritrockshop

Cave-in-Rock Hardin County, Illinois has a long history of producing some of the worlds finest fluorite specimens. The three best known mines are the Minerva Mine, the Denton Mine and the Anna Belle Lee Mine. "Hoppered" specimens are in great demand.

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Southern Illinois Fluorite JWJ Rocks

He is a good friend in southern Illinois that mines fluorite full time these days and he had told me a few months ago, that he would keep an eye out for quartz plates for me as wellI am a big fan of quartz as many know by now, and he has shown me several smaller chunks of it that he has found while fluorite mining. He told me that they sometimes hit pockets full of plates of quartz crystals and usually where

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Rosiclare Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Coordinates are relatively close. As of 1952 the mine included the Recovery, Deep, South Boundary, Rosiclare Plant, Ghelia, North Boundary, Air, and Midway Shafts. The American Fluorite Museum is now located on the mill site, which was also the location of the Rosiclare shaft.

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IllinoisFluorites,Page2 - Hummingbird Minerals

Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm $300

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Rosiclare, IL mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Southern Ill. Limestone Co. Quarry: Southern Illinois Limestone Co. Stone, Crushed: Stewart Mine #1: Fluorine: Stewart Mine #1. Fluorspar Products Co. Fluorine: Stewart Mine #2. Fluorine: Stewart Mine #2. Fluorspar Products Co. Fluorine: Stewart Mine #3. Fluorine: Stewart Mine #3. Fluorspar Products Co. Fluorine: Stockton: Underground: Fluorine: Stockton: Barnett, Karber And Adams

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Classic Mineral Localities

Some of the most beautiful fluorite specimens found anywhere in the world came from the fluorite mines in Southern Illinois. Since the 1950s and 60s, mines such as the Annabel Lee, Hardin, Denton, Rosiclare, Minerva #1, and Hill-Ledford became legends in the mineral world for the outpouring of their world-class fluorite specimens into the mineral marketplace. In 1993, the mining companies ...

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Collecting Fluorite Crystals in Kentucky! Field Trip Ben E ...

16/03/2014  The Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar district is world famous for the enormous quantity of huge, gorgeously crystalline purple and yellow fluorite that originated from the now defunct mines near Cave-In-Rock Illinois. Just take a look at the amazing samples on

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Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County Fluorite from Spiritrockshop

Cave-in-Rock Hardin County, Illinois has a long history of producing some of the worlds finest fluorite specimens. The three best known mines are the Minerva Mine, the Denton Mine and the Anna Belle Lee Mine. "Hoppered" specimens are in great demand.

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Hamp Fluorspar Mine Group Near Herod, Illinois The

The Hamp Fluorspar Mine Group is near Herod, Illinois. Historically the site has been associated with the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar Mining District which is now part of the Shawnee National Forest. The ore mined is composed of fluorite. The ore body is described as tabular shaped of unknown dimensions. Associated rock in this area is mafic intrusive rock from the Cisuralian epoch 298.90 to ...

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Illinois-Mines - Mining Artifacts

In Illinois, fluorite was mined almost exclusively in Hardin and Pope Counties. The main production came from fissure-vein deposits in the Rosiclare District, and stratiform (bedding plane) deposits in the Cave-in-Rock District. Other areas in the two counties yielded smaller amounts of fluorspar. Most mining was underground, as much as 1,300 feet deep. But open-pit mines operated where ...

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Ross Lillie Collection of Illinois Minerals - The Arkenstone

He worked in the mines in Southern Illinois, inspired by the beauty of the specimens he was introduced to, and becoming a dealer and then a collector of the treasures of this important district. We purchased the vast bulk of this collection of Illinois minerals which was assembled in the glory days of Illinois mining (1900 specimens out of 2200). He had kept the collection sacrosanct for ...

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Classic Mineral Localities

Some of the most beautiful fluorite specimens found anywhere in the world came from the fluorite mines in Southern Illinois. Since the 1950s and 60s, mines such as the Annabel Lee, Hardin, Denton, Rosiclare, Minerva #1, and Hill-Ledford became legends in the mineral world for the outpouring of their world-class fluorite specimens into the mineral marketplace. In 1993, the mining companies ...

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IllinoisFluorites,Page2 - Hummingbird Minerals

Very pretty grape purple Fluorite crystals with nice luster from one of the lesser known Illinois mines. In fine condition. Very translucent Fluorite crystals with highly desired blue color. In good condition. Multi-colored Fluorite crystal cluster with the main crystal having a burnt orange center, an inner purple zone and an outer pale purple zone. Adjacent crystals have a purple color with ...

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Gem mining in illinois

Illinois Fluorite - Treasure Mountain Mining. May 27, 2015 ... 5.1" Purple on Yellow Gem Phantom Fluorite - Crystal Mine ex-Ross Lillie ... in the world came from the fluorite mines in Southern Illinois. More details » Get Price

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Hardin County, IL mining, mines, mine owners and mine ...

Illinois Mines / Hardin County, IL Mines ; Mines in Hardin County, IL. Mine Owner Land Status Work Type Minerals #1 Mine : Ozark-Mahoning Co. Private: Barium Cadmium Fluorine Gallium Germanium Lead Silver: Alco-Palmer Lead Mine: Lead: Alco-Palmer Lead Mine: Unknown: Lead: Annabell Lee: Fluorine: Annabell Lee: Barium Cadmium Fluorine Lead Silver Zinc: Annie No.4: Fluorine: Annie No.4:

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Collecting Fluorite Crystals in Kentucky! Field Trip Ben E ...

16/03/2014  Field Trip: Fluorite and Secondary Lead-Zinc Minerals from Marion, Kentucky. Site Description: The Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar district is world famous for the enormous quantity of huge, gorgeously crystalline purple and yellow fluorite that originated from the now defunct mines near Cave-In-Rock Illinois.

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Rosiclare, IL mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Mines in Rosiclare, Illinois. Humm Mines Shaft #1. Humm Mines Shaft #1. ALUMINUM CO. OF AMERICA (ALCOA GROUP) Stewart Mine #1. Stewart Mine #2. Stewart Mine #2. Stewart Mine #3.

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Hamp Fluorspar Mine Group Near Herod, Illinois The

The Hamp Fluorspar Mine Group is near Herod, Illinois. Historically the site has been associated with the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar Mining District which is now part of the Shawnee National Forest. The ore mined is composed of fluorite. The ore body is described as tabular shaped of unknown dimensions. Associated rock in this area is mafic intrusive rock from the Cisuralian epoch 298.90 to ...

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Illinois State Mineral Fluorite

Illinois is the largest producer of fluorite in the United States (the most important deposits are located in southern Illinois at Rosiclare and Cave-in-Rock). Fluorite is an important industrial mineral; it's used in the production of steel (used as a flux, or cleaning agent), to make hydrofluoric acid (for pottery, optics, and plastics), to make opalescent glass, and in enameling cookware ...

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Illinois-Mines - Mining Artifacts

In Illinois, fluorite was mined almost exclusively in Hardin and Pope Counties. The main production came from fissure-vein deposits in the Rosiclare District, and stratiform (bedding plane) deposits in the Cave-in-Rock District. Other areas in the two counties yielded smaller amounts of fluorspar. Most mining was underground, as much as 1,300 feet deep. But open-pit mines operated where ...

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IllinoisFluoritesPage2 - Hummingbird Minerals

Calcite on Fluorite. Sub-Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA. 14.2 x 9.1 x 7.5 cm. Ex-Ross Lillie Collection. $3,500. A cluster of exceptionally lustrous and translucent, color toned, light and dark purple Fluorite crystals to 3 cm ...

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Fluorine concentrations of ore fluids in the Illinois ...

01/08/2017  The Illinois-Kentucky district spans an area of about 2600 km 2 near the southern margin and depocenter of the Illinois basin within the Interior Low Plateau of the east-central U.S. . The district has produced about 12 million tons of fluorite concentrate since 1870 ( Yancey, 1995 ), and accounted for more than 75 percent of domestic fluorite production in the U.S. from 1880 to 1987 ( Baxter ...

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Classic Mineral Localities

Some of the most beautiful fluorite specimens found anywhere in the world came from the fluorite mines in Southern Illinois. Since the 1950s and 60s, mines such as the Annabel Lee, Hardin, Denton, Rosiclare, Minerva #1, and Hill-Ledford became legends in the mineral world for the outpouring of their world-class fluorite specimens into the mineral marketplace. In 1993, the mining companies ...

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Hardin County, IL mining, mines, mine owners and mine ...

Illinois Mines / Hardin County, IL Mines ; Mines in Hardin County, IL. Mine Owner Land Status Work Type Minerals #1 Mine : Ozark-Mahoning Co. Private: Barium Cadmium Fluorine Gallium Germanium Lead Silver: Alco-Palmer Lead Mine: Lead: Alco-Palmer Lead Mine: Unknown: Lead: Annabell Lee: Fluorine: Annabell Lee: Barium Cadmium Fluorine Lead Silver Zinc: Annie No.4: Fluorine: Annie No.4:

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Metal Mines - Fossil Collectors - Prehistoric Life

07/01/2021  In southern Illinois and northern Kentucky, the fluorite mines are recovering more lead and zinc than fluorite in Mississippian rocks. Not much waste material is dumped from these mines, but some fossils can be found. In mines in Pennsylvania producing quartz sand for glassmaking, giant crinoids have been found in the sandstone blocks. They are fragile and difficult to collect but

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FLUORINE RESOURCES IN NORTH AMERICA

CHRONOLOGY Native Americans used fluorite for ornaments. 1814 – Fluorspar occurrences first reported in eastern United States. 1818 – Fluorspar first identified in Illinois. 1823 – Earliest recorded use was for hydrofluoric acid. 1837 – Used with iron pyrite to smelt copper ore. 1842 – First U.S. fluorspar mine was developed, in

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MINE CLOSURES DEAL A BLOW TO ILLINOIS - Chicago

31/01/1996  On the last day of January, Ozark-Mahoning will halt its mining operations in deep southern Illinois, where fluorspar, or 'spar, as locals call flourite, has been mined since the 1840s.

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