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Elmwood Mine
Apr 4th, 2014 at 10:10am
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I acquired this fluorite specimen from Elmwood from Dennis this past weekend.
One of the particular traits of the fluorite from this locality
is the "angle zoning" and clear corners of the specimens.
Thought I'd share a few pics!
  

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Re: Elmwood Mine
Reply #1 - Apr 4th, 2014 at 9:52pm
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Great pics and wonderful location. I love the corner windows from this location. Congratulations on expanding your collection beyond quartz...lol Smiley Smiley
  
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Re: Elmwood Mine
Reply #2 - Jul 30th, 2014 at 8:46pm
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Just home from the Franklin Show.
Jim's Gems was setup right across from us. He had a whole
20'x20' tent of nothing but Elmwood specimens.
I knew instictively and immediately that I needed to stay out of there
if I didn't want to spend alot of money. 
I succumbed. Grin

But rationalized my purchase by saying these were some nice specimens
of some of the material you don't often see.
Barite Snoballs on plates covered with translucent ruby Sphalerite
and, I must add, Ruby Jack.
Ruby Jack is the name given the high-grade crystal clear ruby sphalerites,
and many consider it to be a whole nother mineral. The sphalerite having more brown.

Indeed; the formula for Sphalerite, (Zn, Fe)S, allows for a wide range in zinc to iron content,
and the color of the sphalerite is a good indicator of how much iron is in the variety.
Sphalerite is the chief ore for zinc, so the purer the better.
Marmatite is the name for an opaque black variety and other names
are Zinc blende, Black Jack, and, ofcourse, Ruby Jack.

Wiki says some of the gemmier sphalerite from Franklin, NJ will fluoress yellow or blue.
These do not and turn the ultraviolet color of the longwave light.
The barite balls turn an orange-red much like calcite.

Here are some quick pics of the two pieces I "found".
The whole piece followed by a few close-ups.
  

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Re: Elmwood Mine
Reply #3 - Aug 3rd, 2014 at 8:46am
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Nice Joe! I was at Jim's twice and picked up 2 nice Elmwood fluorite's from him on Friday (7/25). He had some awesome pieces for sure. After talking with him for awhile, I found out he lives about 80 miles from me and sets up at a flea market on weekends about 1 hr from me. He said he only takes his Elmwood smaller items to the flea market as he has alot of tourists as the market is right off the interstate and they do not spend much, but he has all his items (big and small) at his home in a barn. Super nice guy and I will be visiting him at the flea market soon. I am sure his barn looks like an Elmwood museum!
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 30th, 2014 at 2:43pm
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This one's already sold, but I thought you'd enjoy seeing it, classic Elmwood.
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 19th, 2015 at 11:35am
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Displayed at the Colburn Museum, Asheville NC 
  

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Re: Elmwood Mine
Reply #6 - Feb 19th, 2015 at 4:30pm
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Wow, isn't that large fluorite cube on sphalerite magnificent!  Cheesy
  

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