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Ohio Celestite
Mar 17th, 2013 at 5:03pm
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Ohio Celestites





Collection of Ohio Celestites of various sizes from 9" x 5.5" to 0.5" x  0.75"




Hexagonal white Celestite specimens from Stoneco Quarry/Maumee Stone Quarry - Lime City, Wood County, Ohio, USA 
Specimen on left 1.5" x 1.25", specimen on right 1" x 1" both highly fluorescent with strong phosphorescence




Cabinet size matrix piece of Hexagonal white Celestite specimens from Stoneco Quarry/Maumee Stone Quarry - Lime City, Wood County, Ohio, USA
9" x 5.5", highly fluorescent with strong phosphorescence




Deep blue Celestite with Calcite and minor Sphalerite on Limestone matrix
Pugh Quarry, Custar, Wood County, Ohio, USA
2.75" x 2.5"




Deep blue Celestite with Calcite on Limestone matrix
Pugh Quarry, Custar, Wood County, Ohio, USA
1.5" x 2.25"




Root Beer Fluorite with bladed Celestite
Edward Kraemer and Sons Quarry (White Rock Quarry) Clay Center,  Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
1.5" x 1.25" Highly Fuorescent with weak phosphorescence




White Bladed Celestite on Dolomite matrix
Edward Kraemer and Sons Quarry (White Rock Quarry) Clay Center,  Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
1.5" x 2.75" Highly Fuorescent with weak phosphorescence



Transparent Bladed Celestite with Calcite
Gen Lime Corp, L.P. Quarry (US Gypsum Quarry) Genoa, Ottawa County, USA
0.5 " x 0.75"




Transparent Bladed Celestite with minor unknown inclusions
Gen Lime Corp, L.P. Quarry (US Gypsum Quarry) Genoa, Ottawa County, USA
Ranging in size from 0.187" x 1.25" to 0.125"  x 0.75"

Ohio has long been regognized as an excellent provider of Celestite Specimens from the numerous quarries flanking the Findlay Arc; a Geologic structure traversing the northwest and west central portions of the state. Collecting can be done in these quarries through fieldtrips with several Ohio Gem and Mineral clubs provided their members maintain proper OSHA open mine and Quarry site specific training. Although no Collecting is allowed, a world class example of Celestite crystals may be visited at the Heinemanns Winery @ Put in Bay, Ohio on Middle Bass Island. A large Vug/Geode within the Bass island limestone is located approximately 40' below the winery and may be entered for a modest fee. The vug/geode is large enough to accomadate 8 to 10 people and individual crystals as large as major metropolitan phone books can be seen. The wines not to bad either Smiley 








Thanks for Looking,
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Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2013 at 11:23pm
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WoW! Thank You, John!
Great pics of some Awesome specimens!
Did not know there were so many different forms of celestite.
Your pictures are really great.
Glad you finally got some statehood. Wink

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Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2013 at 8:48am
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John, great photos, and a great start to Ohio minerals.  I think I should be getting the OSHA open mine and Quarry site specific training and joining one of those clubs ASAP.  Thanks for sharing.
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 18th, 2013 at 12:11pm
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Yep very nice. I would love to go and collect...
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 18th, 2013 at 3:53pm
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Appears my photos are bit oversized. I will resize them this evening, sorry scott Sad
  
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