3 NEW FLUORESCENT MINERAL LOCATIONS

near Blythe, Riverside and Imperial County, California

 

nty-ca

 

2-Color Fluorites

Red Bluff Fluorspar Mine

near Blythe, Riverside County, California

 

Total specimens currently: 17

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "L"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "N"

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "H" WITH FL. RED FELDSPAR

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "S"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "J" WTIH FL. RED FELDSPAR

 

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "I"

 

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "5" WITH FL RED FELDSPAR

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "1"

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "R"

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "U"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "T"

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "A"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "B"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "E"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "F"

 

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "G"

 

 

2-COLOR FLUORITE "D"

 

 

 

 

I named this small unnamed Fluorite mine the Fluorite-Feldspar mine. That's Indian maiden "Blythe" with the nearby Coloado River and the Little Maria Mountain peak under a fluorescent Feldspar moon. It's a beautiful serene location especially under a Full Moon but my mine logo art is pure imagination, a desert mirage. There are only scorpions, lizards and tortoises, no moon-bathing maidens so far but there were beautiful fluorescent minerals.

 

 

NEW 2017 FIND: FLUORITE-FELDSPAR MINE

 

 

2010 - 2012 DISCOVERIES: FLUORITE-FELDSPAR MINE POSTER

 

 

 

Fluorite - Feldspar UV Gallery

Click on the images to see full-size

 

2012 Gallery

(pieces i was previously willing to sell)

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar 6

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

Fluorite-Feldspar 6

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar Y front

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

Fluorite-Feldspar Y back

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar 1

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

Fluorite-Feldspar 1

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar 4

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

Fluorite-Feldspar 4

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar 4

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

Fluorite-Feldspar 4

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar Z front

Found Easter Spring Break, 2012

Fluorite-Feldspar Z back

 

 

 

2010 Gallery

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar D front

Fluorite-Feldspar D side

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar D back

Fluorite-Feldspar C

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar R

 Fluorite-Feldspar A

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar O - Front

Fluorite-Feldspar O - Back

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar Q with unknown fl. green - Front

Fluorite-Feldspar Q with unknown fl. green - Back

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar S with unknown fl. green - Front

Fluorite-Feldspar S with unknown fl. green - Front

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar T

Fluorite-Feldspar T

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar U

Fluorite-Feldspar U

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar J

Fluorite-Feldspar J

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar N

Fluorite-Feldspar N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar F (or V?)

Fluorite-Feldspar P

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar B

Found at the Turtle Hole

Fluorite-Feldspar B

Found at the Turtle Hole

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar B

Found at the Turtle Hole

Fluorite-Feldspar B

Found at the Turtle Hole

 

 

 

 

Fluorite-Feldspar E

Found at the Turtle Hole

Fluorite-Feldspar E

Found at the Turtle Hole

 

Fluorite-Feldspar E

Found at the Turtle Hole

 

 

 

I named this small unnamed Barite mine "Imperial Barite mine" because it's located south of Blythe in Imperial County

 

 

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More Barite-Fluorite UV pics will be added but here are some of the best specimens and pics so far. But there's a mystery . . . . . .

 Barites that are "out of this world"?

I'm not a geologist or scientist but to me all these pieces look like Barite in daylight. They're heavy and solid-looking. I picked them up from a mine dump of Barite chunks. But they mostly fluoresce a wonderful deep shade of purple-blue like Fluorite. Are they a mix of some kind? For example, look at "Barite-Fluorite H" below. That's a very typical piece. It's supposed to be Barite. But where's the pale cream fluorescence? Maybe they should be called "Bluorite" or "Flairite". The black non-fluorescent bands are found on many of these pieces.

 

 

 

Barite-Fluorite H

Barite-Fluorite A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barite-Fluorite D

Barite-Fluorite G

 

 

Barite-Fluorite F

Barite-Fluorite G

 

 

Barite-Fluorite I

Barite-Fluorite E