Fluorita

Características generales


Datos generales


Fórmula: CaF2
Sistema de cristalización: Cúbico
Lustre: Vítreo
Color: Incoloro puro, pero dependiendo de sus impurezas puede ser blanca, verde, amarilla, anaranjada, rojiza o violácea.
Dureza: 4
Rareza: común
Características distintivas: Hábito cristalino, zonas coloreadas, dureza (más que la calcita pero que menos que el cuarzo o el apatito), fluorescencia y especialmente la exfoliación en octaedros.
La fluorita es un halogenuro de numerosas e importantes aplicaciones industriales (donde es empleada como fundente en la fundición de hierro y del acero), que ha dado nombre a un fenómeno característico de diversos minerales: la fluorescencia.

La fluorita es un mineral muy difundido en la naturaleza. En estado puro es incolora y transparente, aunque en la mayoría de los casos su colaración es realmente muy diversa, debido tanto a impurezas orgánicas como a otros minerales.

Es conocida desde la antiguedad. Según Agrícola está constituida por piedras de hermosos colores que al calentar funden. A esta última propiedad se refiere el nombre del mineral derivado del latín (fluere, fluir). Se conocen diversas variedades de fluorita, como la antozonita, de color azul violáceo oscuro, casi negro, que se caracteriza por emitir un olor muy fuerte que producía dolores de cabeza y náuseas a los mineros de Baviera que la extraían. Estos consideraban que el olor se debía a la presencia de ozono en el mineral y de ahí si denominación; en realidad, hoy se sabe que ese olor no es debido a la presencia de ozono, sino a la presencia de fluor libre. La clorofana, sugiere el nombre derivado del griego, es de color verde; según una leyenda india, se trata de una piedra transportada de noche por las serpientes y que la hacían rodar para verla brillar.


Fotografías

Puedes ver 37 fotografías de Fluorita en su galería de fotografías.

Clasificación

Estado IMA: Válido. Descrito con antelación a 1959 (pre-IMA), se considera un mineral clásico o histórico (grandfathered)

Nickel-Strunz : 03.AB.25
  • 3: Haluros
  • 03.A: Haluros simples, sin H2O
  • 03.AB: M:X=1:2

Dana 8th ed. : 9.2.1.1

Etimología:

El nombre viene del latín fluere, que significa fluir, debido a que fundía con más facilidad que ciertas gemas con la que se la confundía.



Formación y ambiente

La fluorita aparece en varios tipos de yacimientos, pero principalmente en aquellos de origen hidrotermal, estando en contacto con rocas carbonatadas, donde se origina por la consolidación de fluidos magmáticos tras la solidificación de rocas como granitos. También se origina de forma pegmatítica, estando asociada en este caso a casiterita, turmalina, apatito y topacio. Puede originarse también en cavidades de rocas magmáticas con abundante sílice y en rocas metamórficas. El último caso en el que se puede formar es en situaciones sedimentarias de depositos procendentes de aguas volcánicas en cuencas cerradas.

Accesorio, hidrotermal (media/alta temperatura), pegmatítico, postmagmático, postvolcánico.

Propiedades fisicas

Hábito: Aparece formando cristales cúbicos muy bien formados, frecuentemente con maclas de compenetración de cubos. El resto de formas son raras, aunque por exfoliación pueden obtenerse octaedros. También de forma masiva, compacta o granular.

Lustre: Vítreo

Transparencia: Transparente, Subtranslúcido

Color: Incoloro puro, pero dependiendo de sus impurezas puede ser blanca, verde, amarilla, anaranjada, rojiza o violácea.

Color en sección fina: Incolora

Raya: Blanco

Dureza (Mohs): 4

Exfoliación::
  • Primera exfoliación: Perfecta en [111]
  • Segunda exfoliación: Perfecta en [111]
  • Tercera exfoliación: Perfecta en [111]


Fractura: Desigual

Densidad: 3-3,3 g/cm3 (medida) | 3,18 g/cm3 (calculada)

Cristalografía

Sistema cristalino: Cúbico

Clase (H-M): 3m (4/m3* 2/m) - Hexoctahedral

Grupo espacial: Fm3m

Parámetros de la celda: a=5,463Å

Volumen de unidad de celda: V 163,04Å

Z: 4

Macla: Maclas clásicas de penetración de cubos

Difracción de Rayos X:
Difracción de Rayos X
D(hkl)Intensidad
1,931100
3,15394
1,64735

Propiedades ópticas

Tipo: Isotrópico

Valores RI: nα= 1,433

Dispersión: Ninguna

Pleocroismo: Pleiocroico

X: Incoloro
Y: Incoloro
Z: Incoloro



Propiedades químicas

Fórmula: CaF2

Elementos químicos: Ca, F

Composición química: F: 48,67%, Ca: 51,33%,

Tests químicos

Reacción a los ácidos: Se disuelve en HCl concentrado con la emisión de HF gaseoso.
Color de la llama: Rojo

Otras propiedades

Fluorescente (LW): Azul
Fluorescente (SW): Azul
Termoluminiscente: De rosa a violeta o azul
Triboluminiscente: De rosa a violeta o azul
: Radioactividad débil


Relaciones con otros minerales

Minerales acompañantes:

Minerales acompañantes
NombreImagenClase mineralógica
ApatitoApatito8. Fosfatos, arsenatos y vanadatos
08.B: Fosfatos, etc. con aniones adicionales, sin H2O

BaritaBarita7. Sulfatos
07.A: Sulfatos (selenatos, etc.) sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

BaSO4
CalcitaCalcita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

CaCO3
CasiteritaCasiterita4. Óxidos
04.D: Metal:Oxígeno = 1:2 y similar

SnO2
CalcopiritaCalcopirita2. Sulfuros y sulfosales
02.C: Sulfuros con metal, M:S = 1:1 (y similar)

CuFeS2
DolomitaDolomita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

CaMg(CO3)2
GalenaGalena2. Sulfuros y sulfosales
02.C: Sulfuros con metal, M:S = 1:1 (y similar)

PbS
NatrolitaNatrolita9. Silicatos
09.G: Tektosilicatos con ceolita H2O

Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
PiritaPirita2. Sulfuros y sulfosales
02.E: Sulfuros con metal, M:S = 1:2

FeS2
CuarzoCuarzo4. Óxidos
04.D: Metal:Oxígeno = 1:2 y similar

SiO2
EsfaleritaEsfalerita2. Sulfuros y sulfosales
02.C: Sulfuros con metal, M:S = 1:1 (y similar)

ZnS
WillemitaWillemita9. Silicatos
09.A: Nesosilicatos

Zn2SiO4
WitheritaWitherita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

BaCO3




Yacimientos y localidades de interés

Yacimientos:

Hay yacimientos de fluorita en diversos países como España, Rusia, Inglaterra, China, EEUU, México (exporta 60 a 75% de su producción total de fluorita), Namibia, y Alemania. La mina más grande del mundo se encuentra en México en el estado de San Luis Potosí.

Los principales yacimientos de España están en Caravia y Ribadesella (Asturias); otros, de no tanta importancia, en Carranza (País Vasco), Sallent (Huesca) y Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona). Fuera de España son importantes los de San Luis Potosí (México).

Localidades

  • Cerro Blanco pegmatites, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Cerro Blanco pegmatites, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Cerro Blanco pegmatites, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Cerro Blanco pegmatites, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Mt Lyell, Tasmania and Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mt Bischoff, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Cleveland Mine, Luina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Bischoff, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia
  • Princess Mine, Moina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Princess Mine, Moina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Mt Bischoff, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia
  • Kara mine, Hampshire, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Cleveland Mine, Luina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Kara mine, Hampshire, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Cleveland Mine, Luina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Mt Lyell, Tasmania and Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Mt Cleveland Mine, Luina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Kara mine, Hampshire, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Bischoff, Waratah, Tasmania, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Princess Mine, Moina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Lyell, Tasmania and Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Princess Mine, Moina, Tasmania, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mt Lyell, Tasmania and Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
  • Kara mine, Hampshire, Tasmania, Australia
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Böckstein, Salzburg, Austria
  • Böckstein, Salzburg, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Böckstein, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Böckstein, Salzburg, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Gralex Quarry, Mont-sur-Marchienne, Hainaut, Belgium
  • Seilles, Namur, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Chacaltaya mine, Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Corocoro, Pacajes, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Mina Flores mine, Huanuni district, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
  • Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jaguaracu Pegmatite, Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jacuaracu pegmatite, Lavra de Sr. Jose Pinto, Municipo de Timoteo, Jacuaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Madan, Rhodope Mtns., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Silver Crater mine, Faraday Township, Bancroft, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Silver Islet mine, Lake Superior, Ontario, Canada
  • Rose Quartz Pit, Lyndoch Township, Quadeville, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Engineer mine, Tagish Lake, near Atlin, British Columbia, Canada
  • East Kemptville Tin Mine, East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Port Radium, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Dundas Quarry, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Francon quarry, St-Michel distr., Montreal Island, Québec, Canada
  • Faraday mine, Faraday Township, Bancroft, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Beaverdell, British Columbia, Canada
  • Taylor pit, Madoc, Huntingdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Poudrette quarry, Mt St.-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada
  • Richardson Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
  • Rogers Fluorspar mine, Huntingdon Township, Madoc, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Demix-Varennes quarry, Saint-Amable sill, Varennes, Verchéres Co., Québec, Canada
  • Rossport, Ontario, Canada
  • Bicroft mine, Bancroft, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Highway 17 roadcut, Rossport, Ontario, Canada
  • Marmora, Ontario, Canada
  • Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Lincoln Quarry, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada
  • MacDonald mine, Monteagle Township, Bancroft, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Woodcox Mine, Bancroft, Monteagle Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Yates Uranium mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Huntingdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Mt St.-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada
  • Saranac Mine, Tory Hill, Monmouth Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Cameron Quarry, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada
  • Beryl Pit, Lyndoch Township, Quadeville, Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Cardiff Uranium mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
  • Highway 105, Old Chelsea, Hill Township, Gatineau Co., Québec, Canada
  • Highland Bell mine, Beaverdell, British Columbia, Canada
  • Yaoganxian Mine, Hunan Province, China
  • Yaogangxian tungsten mine, Yizhang, Hunan Province, China
  • Taolin, Hunan Province, China
  • Tao Ling mine, Yue Yang City, Hunan Province, China
  • Xiang Hua Lin Mine, Hunan Province, China
  • Leiyang, Hunan Province, China
  • Lushi, Hunan Province, China
  • Litce nad Orlici, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Bezdecin, Zelezny Brod, Severocesky, Czech Republic
  • Cinovec (Zinnwald), Krusne Hory (Erzgebirge), Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Vernerov, Severocesky, Czech Republic
  • Vlastejovice, Kutna Hora, Stredocesky, Czech Republic
  • Krupka, Krusne Hory, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Hurky, Stredocesky kraj, Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Medenec (Kupferberg), Chomutov, Krusne Hory, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Moldava, Teplice, Krusne Hory, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Horni Slavkov, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
  • Lahost, Teplice, Krusne Hory, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Masson Hill Quarry, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • Sandwith Mine, Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
  • Sacheveral Farm, Winster, Derbyshire, England
  • Rowstowick Quarry, Treviscoe, Cornwall, England
  • Rotherhope Fell Mine, Alston, Cumbria, England
  • Pedn-an-Drea mine, Redruth, Illogan, Cornwall, England
  • Meldon BR Quarry, Okehampton, Devon, England
  • Millclose mine, Wensley, Derbyshire, England
  • Newlandside Quarry, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England
  • North Goonbarrow pit, Bugle, Hensbarrow Moor, Cornwall, England
  • Old Millclose Mine, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • Old Town Quarry, Middridge, Co. Durham, England
  • Milltown Quarry, Ashover, Derbyshire, England
  • Slip China-stone quarry, St. Dennis, Cornwall, England
  • Stancombe Quarry, Flax Bourton, Somerset, England
  • St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
  • Rampgill Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England
  • Raper Mine, Alport, Derbyshire, England
  • Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Rorrington Mine, Chirbury, Shropshire, England
  • Pike Lane Opencut, Winster Moor, Derbyshire, England
  • Shap Blue Quarry, Shap, Cumbria, England
  • Shap Pink Quarry, Shap, Cumbria, England
  • Slayley Quarry, Bonsal, Derbyshire, England
  • Smallcleugh mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England
  • Smith V., Carrock, Mosedale, Cumbria, England
  • South Caradon mine, St. Cleer, Cornwall, England
  • South Crofty mine, Camborne, Illogan, Cornwall, England
  • St Ives Consols Mine, St.Ives, Cornwall, England
  • Old Wham Vein, Castleton, Derbyshire, England
  • New Aplite Quarry, Meldon, Okehampton, Devon, England
  • Mowbray Mine, Hartsop, Cumbria, England
  • Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • West Caradon mine, St. Cleer, Cornwall, England
  • West Cross Vein, Heights quarry, Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • West Pastures Mine, Stanhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England
  • Wheal Buller, Redruth, Illogan, Cornwall, England
  • Wyndham Pit, Nr. Egremont, Cumbria, England
  • Yew Tree mine, Bollihope, Co. Durham, England
  • Tear Breeches mine, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England
  • Virtuous Lady mine, Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England
  • Trumpet Vein, Milldam Mine, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, England
  • Trevaunance mine, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
  • Stenna Gwyn Mine, St. Austell, Cornwall, England
  • Waterbank mine, Ecton, Staffordshire, England
  • Wapping mine, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England
  • near Cave Dale, Cavedale, Derbyshire, England
  • Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Jane, Kea, Truro, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Kitty, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Mary Ann, Menheniot, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Devonshire, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Owles, St. Just, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Remfry Pit, St.Dennis, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Trevaunance, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Unanimity, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Unity, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Unity, Gwinear, Cornwall, England
  • Whitfield Brow Mines, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Stennagwyn mine, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall, England
  • Ball Eye quarry, Bosnal, Derbyshire, England
  • Heights Quarry, Westgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Gregory mine, Ashover, Derbyshire, England
  • Frazer's Hush mine, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Glory Mine, Crich, Derbyshire, England
  • Golestones quarry, Yorkshire, England
  • Goonbarrow (North) Pit, St.Austell, Cornwall, England
  • Hilton mine, Scordale, Cumbria, England
  • Kinniside Mine, Cleaton Moor, Cumbria, England
  • Ladywash mine, Eyam, Derbyshire, England
  • Langhorn Quarry, Bigrigg, Cumbria, England
  • Hingston Down quarry, Calstock, Cornwall, England
  • Holmbush mine, Stokeclimsland, Cornwall, England
  • Kelton quarry, Kirkland, Cumbria, England
  • Heights mine, Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Hartsop Hall Mine, Brothers Water, Cumbria, England
  • Allenheads, Northumberland, England
  • Beckermet Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
  • Beckfoot Quarry, Eskdale, Cumbria, England
  • Beer-Alston, Devon, England
  • Ale and Cakes mine, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
  • Gunheath China Clay Pit, Stenalees, St.Austell, Cornwall, England
  • Great Sled Dale, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England
  • Great Wh.Prosper Qry., Nr. St. Dennis, Cornwall, England
  • Great Wheal Prosper quarry, St. Dennis, Cornwall, England
  • Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Groverake mine, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Gunheath pit, Bugle, Hensbarrow Moor, Cornwall, England
  • Hampstead Farm quarry, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • Florence mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
  • Brandelhow Mine, Brandlehow, Cumbria, England
  • Redburn mine, Rookhope, Co. Durham, England
  • Dutchman Level Dump, Ecton Hill, Wetton, Staffordshire, England
  • Devoke Water, Eskdale, Cumbria, England
  • Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, England
  • David Lawn Mine, Bigrigg, Cumbria, England
  • East Pool mine, Illogan, Cornwall, England
  • Ecton Hill,Clayton Adi, Ecton Hill, Staffordshire, England
  • Fall Gate quarry, near Ashover, Derbyshire, England
  • Fletcher Pit, Bigrigg, Cumbria, England
  • Colcerrow quarry, Luxulyan, Cornwall, England
  • Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Yorkshire, England
  • Crich Quarry, Crich, Derbyshire, England
  • Croft quarry, Leicestershire, England
  • Colemans Quarry, Holwell, Nr. Frome, Somerset, England
  • Bonsall Moor Quarry, Winster, Derbyshire, England
  • Boltsburn mine, Rookhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Brownley Hill Pb-Zn mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England
  • Burtree Pasture mine, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Cambokeels mine, near Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Cammock Eals mine, Stanhope, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Carn Brea, Camborne, Illogan, Cornwall, England
  • Carrock mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Castleton, Derbyshire, England
  • Force Crag Mine, Keswick, Cumbria, England
  • Blue Circle Cement Quarry, Eastgate, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Blackdene mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Billings Hill, Mine at Slitt, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Bigrigg mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
  • Blagill mine, Alston moor, Cumbria, England
  • Callow Hill Quarry, Pontesbury, Shropshire, England
  • Argentiere Glacier, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • North face of Les Doigts, near Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France
  • Puy St. Gulmier, Auvergne, France
  • Tistoulet mine, Padern, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Les Farges mine, Corrèze, Limousin, France
  • Le Beix, Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • Monsols, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Montebras, Soumans, Creuse, Limousin, France
  • Herzog Friedrich mine, Reinerzau, Alpirsbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Kochenfeld mine, Trusetal, Bad Salzungen, Thüringen, Germany
  • Immelsbacher Höhe, Hornberg, Gutachtal, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Atterode mine, Bad Salzungen, Thüringen, Germany
  • Daniel mine, Schneeberg, Sachsen, Germany
  • Friedenstein mine, Ruhla, Bad Salzungen, Thüringen, Germany
  • Alte Gabe Gottes, Reinerzau, Alpirsbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Uranlagerstatte Mullenbach, Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Kirchheimerstollen, Müllenbach, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Kafersteige mine, Pforzheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Johannis Segen mine, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Mommel mine, Kohlberg, Trusetal, Bad Salzungen, Thüringen, Germany
  • Wenzel mine, Oberwolfach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Himmelfürst mine, Freiberg, Sachsen, Germany
  • Kaltbrunn, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Hilfe Gottes mine, Wiemannsbucht, Bad Grund, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Karem quarry, Birresborn, Eifel, Germany
  • Hühn mine, Trusetal, Bad Salzungen, Thüringen, Germany
  • Johann mine, Wittichen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Pohla Mine, Erzebirge, Sachsen, Germany
  • Anna mine, Oberharmersbach, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Artenberg quarry, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Franz-August mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Fohberg, Kaiserstuhl, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Hallwangen, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Ehrenfriedersdorf, Sachsen, Germany
  • Floßberg mine, Bad Lauterberg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Eberhard mine, Alpirsbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Ferdinand mine, Alpirsbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Erzengel Gabriel mine, Einbachtal, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Steinbruch, Hinterohlsbach, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Christophstal, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Clara mine, Oberwolfach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Dreikönigstern, Reinerzau, Alpirsbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Anton mine, Heubachtal, Wittichen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Catharina Neufang mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Samson mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Schneckenstein, Vogtland, Sachsen, Germany
  • Seebachfelsen, Friedrichroda, Bad Salzungen, Thüringen, Germany
  • St. Andreasberg, Hartz Mts, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Claus-Friedrich mine, St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Hilarion adit, Agios Konstandinos, Laurion, Attica, Greece
  • Nanna pegmatite, Narsaarsuup Qaava, Greenland
  • Ivigtut, Arsuk Fjord, Greenland
  • Ilimaussaq, West Greenland
  • La Labor mine, Santa Rosa, Honduras
  • Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy
  • Baveno, Lago Maggiore, Piedmont, Italy
  • Valdicastello Carducci, Lucca, Italy
  • Mount Vesuvius, Naples, Campania, Italy
  • Is Murvonis Mine, Domusnovas, Iglesias district, Sardinia, Italy
  • Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
  • Santa Lucia, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
  • Akschatau, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
  • Kara-oba, Kazakhstan
  • Kara Oba, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
  • Sarbay silver mine, Rudni, Kusteni Oblast, Kazakhstan
  • Djelisu massif, Osh region, Khodzha-Ochkan river basin, Kyrgyzstan
  • Chaidarkan, Alai, Kyrgyzstan
  • Chauvay, Alai, Kyrgyzstan
  • Khaidarkan deposit, Kyrgyzstan
  • Tule, Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
  • West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Hidalgo de Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
  • Mina Navidad, Durango, Mexico
  • Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Aquilesas Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Mogok, Ohngaing, Sagaing, Myanmar Republic
  • Kombat mine, Tsumeb, Otavi, Namibia
  • Aris quarry, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Okaruso Mine, Otavi Highlands, Namibia
  • Evje-Ivedal, Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway
  • Einerkilen, Flåt, Evje, Aust-Agder, Norway
  • Lake Gjerdingen, Nordmarka, Oslo, Norway
  • Buö, Arendal, Froland, Aust-Agder, Norway
  • Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
  • Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Gilgat, Pakistan
  • San Cristobel mine, Huancavelica Dept., Peru
  • Castrovirreyana mine, near Lima, Peru
  • Pasta Bueno mine, Ancash Dept., Peru
  • Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Huánuco Dept., Peru
  • Uchucchacua District, Dos de mayo Prov., Huanuco Dept., Peru
  • Mina Bueno Pasta, Peru
  • Castro Virreyana mine, near Lima, Peru
  • San Cristobal District, Yauli Province, Junín Dept., Peru
  • Panasqueira mine, Panasqueira, Beira-Beixa, Portugal
  • Kopeysk, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Ekaterinberg, Sverdlovsk, Ural Mts., Russia
  • Dodo mine, Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
  • Danburity, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Karasug, Tannu-Ola, Tuva, Siberia, Russia
  • Tokovaya, Ekaterinburg, Ural Mts., Russia
  • "The Korabl"" Cape, Tersky Bereg (Coast) of the White Sea, Kola peninsula, Russia"
  • Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Scherlowaja Mt., Adun-Tschilon, Transbaikal, Russia
  • Aldan Shield, Yakutiya, Siberia, Russia
  • Adun Chilon, Chintinskaya Oblast, Russia
  • 2nd Sovietski mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Malkanskiy, Transbaikal, Siberia, Russia
  • Miass, Ural Mts., Russia
  • Puiva, Saranpual, Polar Urals, Russia
  • Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
  • Miass River, Zlatoust region, Ilmen Mts, Ural Mts., Russia
  • Nikolaevskiy, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Murun massif, Davan, Torgo river basin, Aldan Shield, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia
  • Mt Koashva, Khibina alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia
  • Bor, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • 1st Sovietski mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Iron/copper trial, Kilchrist, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Netherglen Quarry, Elgin, Moray, Scotland
  • Marsco, Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Marble Quarries (granite), Torrin, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Pass of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Abergairn Mine, Glen Gairn, Scotland
  • Eas a Bradain, Luib, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Gairnshiel Bridge, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Leadhills-Wanlockhead district, Strathclyde/Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Limehillock, Banff, Scotland
  • Shierglas Quarry, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
  • Trearne Quarry, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Viborlat Mts, ??, Slovakia
  • Stavoren, near Marble Hall, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Mina Emilio, Caravia, Asturias, Spain
  • Berbes Mine, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
  • Moscona Mine, Villabona, Asturias, Spain
  • Caravia mine, Asturias, Spain
  • Villabona mine, near Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Mina Berta, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ribadesella, Santandar, Spain
  • Jaimina Mine, Caravia, Asturias, Spain
  • Långban mines, Bergslagen ore district, Värmland, Sweden
  • Yxsjöberg, Västmanland, Sweden
  • Yxsjoberg, Värmland, Sweden
  • Winterstock, Goschener Alp, Canton Uri, Switzerland
  • Cavradi-Schlucht, Graubünden, Switzerland
  • Mt Cherbadung, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
  • Arvigo, Val Calanca, Graubünden, Switzerland
  • Lengenbach quarry, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
  • Mika pegmatite, Rangkul' Highlands, Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan
  • Royal Flush Mine, Hansonburg district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Rowland Area, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Round Mountain, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
  • Rossie lead mines, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Rosiclaire, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Rockport, Cape Ann, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Road Gulch, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Rumford Falls locality, Rumford, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • Ross Hannibal mine, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
  • Corydon Stone Co. Quarry, Corydon, Harrison Co., Indiana, USA
  • Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Cooks Peak, Luna Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Crystal Peak/Topaz Butte etc, Lake George Area, Park Co., Colorado, USA
  • Redstone Granite quarry, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • "Redstone Red Granite"" quarry, Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA"
  • "Redstone Green Granite"" quarry, Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA"
  • Manhan Lead Silver Mine, Southampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Rimer, Putnam Co., Ohio, USA
  • Reymert Mine, Near Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Sullivan Granite quarry, Bradford, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Sunnyside mine, Silverton Mining District, Howardsville, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
  • St.Louis, St.Louis Co., Missouri, USA
  • Silverton, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
  • Smith Granite quarry, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Smoky Bear Claim, Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Sneech Pond Copper mine, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Snowbird/Mary Ellen Mine, Atlantic City District, Fremont Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Ray Olivine/Ray mica/Doe Hill Mines etc, Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Red Cloud Mine, Trego Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Quabbin Aqueduct, Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Putney, Windham Co., Vermont, USA
  • Red Cloud Mines, Gallinas Mts., Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Questa Mine, Taos Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Radcliff, Hardin Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Rawley Mine, Thebna, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Ray Mica Mine, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Strickland quarry, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Cotopaxi feldspar mine (Henry pegmatite), Cotopaxi district, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Deer Trail Mine, Piute Co., Utah, USA
  • Fowler, St.Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
  • Erie Canal excavations, Lockport and Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA
  • Faber Zinc Mine, Faber, Albe Marle Co., Virginia, USA
  • Faircloth/Dean/Fairfield/Twin Chimney Mines, Munday's Landing, Mercer Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Fernando Mine/etc, Darwin District, Inyo Co., California, USA
  • Florissant Crystal Peak Area, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
  • Foote Spodumene Mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Frankfort, Franklin Co., Kentucky, USA
  • French Creek Mines, Knauertown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Foster Hill prospects, Stoneham, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • Denton Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Denton mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Devils Head, Deckers, Douglas Co., Colorado, USA
  • Diamond Hill/Sneech Pond Copper Mines, Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA
  • Dives mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Cochetopa Hills Area, Saguache Co., Colorado, USA
  • Clora May mine, Trout Creek Pass pegmatite area, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
  • Crawford Notch locality, Nash & Sawyer Location, Coos Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Cresson Mine, Cripple Creek District, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
  • Cripple Creek, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
  • Dead Indian Hill, Park Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Crystal Park, Manitou Springs-Pikes Peak Area, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
  • C-thon Prospect, Stanley District, Graham Co., Arizona, USA
  • G.E. Smith mine, Newport, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Clearspring/Erie/Pinhook/Zelma etc, Lawrence Co., Indiana, USA
  • Cecil Park, New York, USA
  • Central York Mts., West Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA
  • Chloride mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Chute prospect, Casco, Cumberland Co., Maine, USA
  • Cincinnati mine, St. Peter's Dome, Pikes Peak Region, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
  • Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA
  • Colorado Springs, Stove Mountain, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
  • Climax Mine, Climax, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
  • Clip mine, Yuma, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Duff quarry, Huntsville, Logan Co., Ohio, USA
  • Stove Mt., El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
  • 3M quarry, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, USA
  • Pine Creek pegmatite area, Douglas Co., Colorado, USA
  • Princess mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Sweet Home Mine, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
  • Pints Quarry/Waterloo lead and zinc Mines, Dubuque, DubuqueCo., Iowa, USA
  • Pine Island, Orange Co., New York, USA
  • Portland/Vindicator/Golden Cycle etc, Cripple Creek, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
  • Pingree Ledge mine, Albany, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • near Putney, Vermont, USA
  • Pittsburg/McClellan Mines, Pope Co., Illinois, USA
  • Platt pegmatite mine, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Pine Ridge pegmatite, Cotopaxi district, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Mascot District, Jefferson City, Tennessee, USA
  • Marion, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Marion/Salem/Princeton, Crittendon Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Mariposa mine, Terlingua district, Brewster Co., Texas, USA
  • Marquette, Marquette Co., Michigan, USA
  • Marshall, Madison Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Ora Mine, Hansonburg district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Old Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • ACCO Stone Quarry, Montgomery Co., Virginia, USA
  • Adams mine, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
  • Pea Ridge mine, Sullivan Co., Missouri, USA
  • Pack Rat Mine, Carbon Co., Montana, USA
  • Park City & Alta, Clayton Peak, Utah, USA
  • Patagonia mining district, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Osceola Mine, Cunningham Gulch, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
  • Peaked Mt. Fluorite locality, North Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Petaca District, Rio Arriba Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Pikes Peak, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
  • Pilar, Rio Arriba Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Pine Creek Mine, Bishop, Inyo Co., California, USA
  • North Frustration Mine, Tijeras Canyon district, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Ozark-Mahoning Mine, Cave-in-rock & Rosiclare, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • NJ Zinc Co./Bertha Mine, Austinville, Wythet Co., Virginia, USA
  • Owingsville, Bath Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Old Guard Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Martin Marietta Quarry, Hickory, Catawba Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Marysvale, Piute Co., Utah, USA
  • Silver Coin Mine, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA
  • Sheep Mt mine, Albany Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Sheridan, Crittendon Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Showalter Quarry/Blueball Stone Co., East Earle Township/Lancaster, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Silver King Mine, Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Silverton District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
  • Silverton Mining District, Howardsville, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
  • Rutherford Mines, Amelia Court House, Virginia, USA
  • Shaft #10, Quabbin Aquaduct, Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Sheahan Quarry etc, Graniteville, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
  • Shavano Peak, Colorado, USA
  • State Route 30 locality, Long Lake, Hamilton Co., New York, USA
  • South Baldface Mt. Phenakite locality, Chatham, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Spar Hill, Burro Mountains, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Spor Mt., Nevada, USA
  • Stanislaus Mine, Carson Hill Area, Calaveras Co., California, USA
  • Stephenson-Bennett mine, Organ District, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Middletown Area, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Mex-Tex mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • McCauliff Quarry/Rollston Hill, Fitchburg, Worchester Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • McCrackin Mine, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA
  • McLaughlin's Ledge, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • McLear Quarry, DeKalk Township, St.Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Nevel mine, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • Manville quarry, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Manton, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Marie Mine, Carbon Co., Montana, USA
  • Memphis Mine, Organ district, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Minerva #1 Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Mistake Mine, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Mohawk mine, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
  • Mopung Hills, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA
  • Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
  • Nakeye Mine, Derry District, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Purple Passion Mine, Wickenberg, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
  • Moose Mine Central City District, Bellman, Gilpin Co., Colorado, USA
  • Sterling Hill and Franklin Furnace, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Lord Hill mine, Stoneham, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • General, West Virginia, USA
  • Getchell Mine, Golconda, Humbolt Co., Nevada, USA
  • Idarado, San Miguel Co., Colorado, USA
  • Heson mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Hickey #1 Mine, Hansonburg district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Hines Claim, Palm Park, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Hodge/Columbia/Brown/Old Jim Mines etc, Ohio River Area, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Homestake Mine etc, Ambrosia Lake District, McKinley Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Hutchins Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Crook Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Henderson mine, Clear Creek Co., Colorado, USA
  • Indian Lake, Essexty, New York, USA
  • Inexco #1 Mine, Jamestown, Boulder Co., Colorado, USA
  • Irish Creek Tin Mines, Vesuvius, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA
  • Iron Mountain Mine, Iron Mountain, Missouri, USA
  • Homestake Mine, Creede, MineralCo., Colorado, USA
  • Hamme Tungsten Mine, Vance Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Manton Avenue quarry, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • General Area, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Gate Vein, Mercer Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Italian Mt. Area, Aspen, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA
  • Lord's Hill, Stoneham Township, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • Lost River Area, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA
  • Loudville Lead Mine, Loudville, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Lovejay Gravel Pit, North Cornay, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Gillette quarry, Haddam Neck, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Golconda, Humbolt Co., Nevada, USA
  • Golden Horn Batholith, Washington Pass, Okanogen Co., Washington, USA
  • Goldie carbonatite, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Goodall/Webster, Sanford, York Co., Maine, USA
  • Gordonsville zinc Mines, Tennessee, USA
  • Governor Pit, Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Grace Mine, Morgantown, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Grand Reef mine, Laurel Canyon, Aravaipa mining distr., Graham Co., Arizona, USA
  • Genoa, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA
  • Galena King Mine, Tijeras Canyon district, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Garden Park, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Grants Mills, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Woodbury Area quarries, Cannon Co., Tennessee, USA
  • Woodford & Mercer Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Woodville, Sandusky Co., Ohio, USA
  • Wrangell Island, Alaska, USA
  • Wood Co., Ohio, USA
  • Wheatfield Iron Mine, Wheatfield/Sinking Spring, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Wagon Wheel Gap, Pagosa Springs del Norte, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
  • Wah Wah Mountain range, Utah, USA
  • Walker vein, Caldwell Stone Company Quarry, Danville, Boyle Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Wausau Plateau, Rib Mountain, Marathon Co., Wisconsin, USA
  • Westmorelan, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • White Caps/Outlaw Mines etc, Manhattan, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
  • White Mt. Batholith Pegmatite District, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • White Mt. Granite quarry, Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Wilkerson Pass Area, Park Co., Colorado, USA
  • Winslow Tin mine, Winslow, Kennebec Co., Maine, USA
  • Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Zapot pegmatite, Gillis Range, nr Hawthorne, Mineral Co., Nevada, USA
  • Thomaston dam, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Great Southern Mine, Wickenberg, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
  • Green Million Vein, Shaker Creek, Mercer Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Guston Mine etc, Red Mountain Pass Area, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
  • Henderson, Vance Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Hamburg Mine, Trigo Mts., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Hansonburg District, Bingham, New Mexico, USA
  • Harding Mine, Dixon, Taos Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Hayner Mine, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Gypsy Queen Mine, Oreana, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
  • Tungsten Mine, Trumbull, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Urad Mine, Berthoud Falls, Clear Creek Co., Colorado, USA
  • Tilcon Capaldi quarry, Acushnet, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Tanner Bay, Loveland Mtn Area, Park Co., Colorado, USA
  • Ten Strike Mine, Klondyke, Arizona, USA
  • Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Victory Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Topaz cove, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
  • Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Majuba Hill mine, Pershing Co., Nevada, USA
  • Eldorado Mine, Indio, Riverside Co., California, USA
  • Bell Pit, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • American Eagle Mine, Elk Mts. Area, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA
  • Amity, Orange Co., New York, USA
  • Annabel Lee mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Argentine Tunnel, Ouray, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
  • Arlington Quarry etc, Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA
  • Ballard Open Pit, Sweetwater, Tennessee, USA
  • Asbestos Peak, Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
  • Bishop's Cap, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Cambio quarry, Coventry, Kent Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Big Creek pegmatite district, Carbon Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Buckhorn Canyon, Dugway Mts, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
  • Buffalo Creek, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA
  • Burro Mountain Area, Central District, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Caballos Mts., Caballo, Sierra Co., New Mexico, USA
  • California Mine, Nathrop, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
  • Browns Creek Area, Natrop/Mount Antero, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
  • Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Betts Manganese Mine, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Dunton Quarry etc, Newry Township, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
  • Catherine Mt. Molybdenite prospect, T10 SD, Hancock Co., Maine, USA
  • Eastern Products Quarry, Winfield, Union Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Eastman Hill Tin prospects, Jackson, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Ecton Mine etc, Perkiomenville Area, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Eden Mills, Lamoille Co., Vermont, USA
  • Balmat-Edwards District, Governor, St.Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Barringer Hill, Blufton, Llano Co., Texas, USA
  • Barstow mine, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
  • Beacon Pole Hill quarry, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Beacon Pole Hill/Iron Mine Hill/Diamond Hill etc, Cumberland Area, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Bear Lodge mining district, Crook Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Bear pegmatite, Laramie Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Bellows Falls, Windham Co., Vermont, USA
  • Benson Mines, Newton Falls/Star Lake, St.Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Beryl Mountain Mine, South Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Branchville Mica mine, Branchville, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Camp Bird/Dunmore/Monarch Mtn/Portland Mines et., Ouray Area, Ouray Co., Colorado, USA
  • Keller, Ferry Co., Washington, USA
  • Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa, USA
  • Liberty Bell and Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
  • Lake Buchanan, Clear Creek, Burnet Co., Texas, USA
  • Last Chance mine, Gila Fluorspar district, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Lemitar Mts, Lemitat Mountain district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Lone Jack Quarry, Glasgow, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, USA
  • local Quarries, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Lovejoy Gravel pits, Albany, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Lynch quarry, Berkeley, Cumberland, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Macomb, St.Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Madison Lead mine, Madison, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Magdalena district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Magma Mine, Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Mammoth-St. Anthony mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Mamouth Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Mandarin mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Judith Lynn Claim, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Jetersville, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
  • Little Patsy quarry, Jefferson Co., Colorado, USA
  • Carrsville Area, Livingston Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Cash Entry mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Black Butte prospect, Crook Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Black Rock mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Bloomington Crushed Stone Quarry, Monroe Co., Indiana, USA
  • Catnip Hill Quarry, Jessamine Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Blue Bell Mine, Baker, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
  • Blueberry Mountain Quarry, Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Boomer Mine i, Laeke George a.rea, Park Co., Colorado, USA
  • Lithonia, DeKalb Co., Georgia, USA
  • Lockport Quarry, Lockport, Niagara Co., New York, USA
  • Lime Quarry, Bolton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Lime Crest Quarry, Sparta, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Lillian Mining Co., Printerboy Hill, Leadville, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
  • Limecrest Quarry, Newton, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Booth & Lane Mines, Monroe, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA
  • Bryn-gwiog Mine, Halkyn Mt, Clwyd, Wales
  • Vaynor Quarry, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales


Usos

El principal uso de la fluorita es la extracción de ácido fluorhídrico. Se emplea también para fundir bauxita en la producción de aluminio y para aumentar la fluidez de escorias en metalurgia debido a su capacidad de licuarse con facilidad. Sus cristales se usan en la construcción de lentes empleados en espectrografía.

Bibliografía y más información

American Mineralogist, vol. 37, p.910, (1952)

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