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Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana

Posted by Rock man456  
Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 23, 2012 01:02AM
Here is another one i've had many years fluorite & celestite from Ft. wayne, indiana..
No damage & about 4 inches

Anybody help with value?

Thanks
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May 23, 2012 01:38AM
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avatar Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 23, 2012 08:56AM
Are you sure its from Fort Wayne, Indiana? I didn't know they had Celestite there. Wonder if it might be from Ohio. Nice piece $300?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
BOB HARMAN
Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 23, 2012 12:40PM
Agree completely with Rock. As far as I know, the Fort Wayne quarry does not have Celestite. That white bladed celestite mixed with the champagne colored fluorite cubes is from a Northwest Ohio quarry, very probably Clay Center. I have self collected identical stuff there on several occasions. And never seen any celestite from Ft. Wayne. As to value, maybe $75 - $150 in my opinion, but would have to see how really good the fluorite crystals are in person. CHEERS.........BOB
Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 23, 2012 11:11PM
Thanks.

I found the old label & it says may stone & sand quarry,Ft. wayne, Indiana
BOB HARMAN
Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 24, 2012 01:38AM
ROCKMAN, Don't believe the old label. The matrix is consistent with Clay Center or Genoa Quarry. The fluorite color is more pale yellow, being consistent with Ohio quarries (as Ft. Wayne fluorite is slightly darker and slightly more tan in color) and the white bladed celestite cliches it as NOT being from Ft. Wayne. It is from Clay Center or Genoa quarry in Ohio. CHEERS.................BOB
avatar Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 24, 2012 04:04PM
Rockman, Bob is spot-on here. There is no way that this specimen originated at the Ft. Wayne fluorite location.

Label confusion is not uncommon. We see fairly often, even in some significant collections where inexperienced staff has been at work.

Cheers!

Steve
Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 24, 2012 04:18PM
Steve,Thanks ,You guys are right the labels were mixed up with some other Ft.wayne fluorite i have.

Rockman
Re: Fluorite,Ft.wayne,Indiana
May 25, 2012 08:55PM
Decent piece, but far from uncommon, I'd suggest it would sell fairly quick for $75, maybe $90.
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