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Fluorite Group

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About Fluorite GroupHide

Group of F-centered cubic minerals with the general formula: MX2, where M = Ca, Sr, Pb.

Group formally approved by CNMNC (see Mills et al., 2011).

Classification of Fluorite GroupHide

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Chemical Properties of Fluorite GroupHide


Relationship of Fluorite Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Fluorite CaF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
Fluorocronite PbF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m
Strontiofluorite SrF2Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fm3m

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Health Risks:
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Fluorite Group in petrologyHide

References for Fluorite GroupHide

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Mills S.J., Kartashov P.M., Gamyanin G.N., Whitfield P.S., Kern A., Guerault H., Kampf A.R., Raudsepp M. (2011) Fluorocronite, the natural analogue of β-PbF2, from the Saha Republic, Russian Federation. Eur. J. Min., 23, 695-700.

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Significant localities for Fluorite GroupHide

Showing 73 significant localities out of 10,297 recorded on mindat.org.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Tasmania
    • Waratah-Wynyard municipality
      • Waratah district
        • Waratah
[Fluorite] [Lancaster, 1980 - "Minerals and Gemstones of Tasmania", p28] ; Bottrill & Baker, 2008
    • West Coast municipality
      • Zeehan district
        • North Dundas
[Fluorite] Kitto, P.A., 1994, Structural and Geochemical controls on Mineralisation at Renison, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
  • Carinthia
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Ankogel group
        • Mallnitz
          • Tauern valley
[Fluorite] Weninger, H. (1976): Mineral-Fundstellen Band 5: Steiermark und Kärnten. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 231 pp.
      • Goldberg group
        • Große Fleiß valley
          • Hocharn
[Fluorite] R. Stroh: Der Karinthin 69:45-51 (1973)
[Fluorite] G. Niedermayr, I. Praetzel: Mineralien Kärntens, 1995
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Gastein valley
        • Böckstein
[Fluorite] A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
      • Rauris valley
        • Hüttwinkl valley
          • Alteck - Hoher Sonnblick area
[Fluorite] Franz Walter, Hubert Fink, Ludwig Rasser (2011) Mineralienfunde von der Goldberg-Spitze in der Sonnblickgruppe. Mineralienwelt 6/2011: 62 -65.
    • Lungau
      • Murwinkel
[Fluorite] A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs (1989); Steinwender, C., Kolitsch, U., Brandstätter, F., Niedermayr, G. (2012): 1756) Cinnabarit, Langit und Meneghinit aus Fahlerz-Vererzungen vom Weißeck im Lungau, Salzburg. Pp. 159-160 in Niedermayr, G. et al. (2012): Neue Mineralfunde aus Österreich LXI. Carinthia II, 202./122., 123-180.
  • Tyrol
    • North Tyrol
      • Sill valley (Wipp valley)
        • Obernberg valley
          • Obernberg am Brenner
[Fluorite] Kühn, H. M. (1967): Zum Flußspat von Obernberg. Aufschluss, 18 (5), 162.; Lapis 29(6), 13-24 (2004)
  • Wallonia
    • Luxembourg
      • Wellin
[Fluorite] Neutkens, H. & Orinx, M. (2007): Neu und Schön: Calcit und fluorit aus Belgien. LAPIS 32 (2), 13-18
    • Namur
      • Rochefort
        • Ave-et-Auffe
[Fluorite] Neutkens, H. & Orinx, M. (2007): Neu und Schön: Calcit und Fluorit aus Belgien. LAPIS 32 (2), 13-18
  • Hunan
    • Hengyang
      • Leiyang Co.
[Fluorite] Dengfeng Tu (1984): Dizhi Lumping 30(3), 270-274; Zeheng Lei, Yusheng Qiao, and Yiming Xu (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(2), 44-52; Ottens, Berthold (2012) The Shangbao mine, Hunan Province, China. Mineralogical Record 43:587-608
  • Inner Mongolia
    • Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture)
      • Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.)
        • Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit (Huanggangliang Mine; Huanggang Mine)
  • Boyacá Department
    • Vasquez-Yacopí mining district
      • Mun. de San Pablo de Borbur
Czech Republic
  • Karlovy Vary Region
    • Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge)
      • Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal)
[Fluorite] G. Agricola (1530): Bermannus sive de re metallica.- Basel, p. 125-127; Lapis 2002(7/8), 63-65
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Montluçon
        • Néris-Les-Bains
[Fluorite] Chollet Pascal collection
    • Haute-Loire
      • Langeac
        • Marsanges
[Fluorite] J.-J. Périchaud: "Les Minéraux d'Auvergne", Vol. 2, 1986
    • Haute-Savoie
      • Chamonix
        • Mont Blanc Massif (Monte Bianco Massif)
[Fluorite] G. Signorelli
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Herment
        • Saint-Germain-près-Herment
[Fluorite] Bariand, P., 1986, "La Mine Du Beix", Monde et Minéraux, n. 75, pp. 16-17.
    • Rhône
      • Beaujeu
        • Les Ardillats
[Fluorite] Favreau G., Legris J-R., Dardillac M. (1996), La Verrière (Rhône): Histoire et Minéralogie, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°3, pp:3-28
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Nièvre
[Fluorite] yves Mourey
    • Territoire-de-Belfort
      • Giromagny
[Fluorite] Thierry Brunsperger collection; La fluorine de Saint-Pierre, Giromagny; Le règne minéral N°107-Sept/Oct2012
  • Centre-Val de Loire
    • Indre
      • Chaillac
  • Grand Est
    • Vosges
      • Upper Moselle Valley
        • Remiremont
[Fluorite] J.-L. Hohl "Minéraux et Mines du Massif Vosgien", Editions du Rhin (Mulhouse) 1994, pp. 169-175
  • Occitanie
    • Tarn
      • Alban - Le Fraysse area
[Fluorite] P Haas collection
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Var
      • Fréjus
[Fluorite] TOUTIN-MORIN N., et al. (1994) : « Carte géologique de la France (1/50 000 feuille Fréjus-Cannes ». Orléans : BRGM. Notice explicative par N. TOUTIN-MORIN et al. (1994)
      • Saint Raphael
        • Agay
[Fluorite] MAURY (S), 2015 - Les indices minéralogiques de l'Estérel, 1ère partie. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°128 (2-2015), pp 17-33
      • Tanneron
[Fluorite] Belot, Victor R. (1978) Guide des minéraux, coquillages et fossiles: où les trouver en France, comment les reconnaître et les collectionner (Guides Horay). Pierre Horay (Ed.), 224 pp.; Mari, G. (2002) La mine de Fontsante (Var). Le Règne Minéral, 43, 38-60.
[Fluorite] Mari G., Consorti A. (2004), Les filons de fluorite de la mine de Maraval (Var), Le Règne Minéral, 60, 20-25
      • Vidauban
        • Vallon de l'Aube
[Fluorite] MARI, G. (1979) "Mines et minéraux de la Provence cristalline" Eds Serres, pp 50 & 85
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Gengenbach
        • Hinterohlsbach
[Fluorite] No reference listed
      • Schönau
        • Schönenberg
[Fluorite] METZ, RICHTER, SCHÜRENBERG (1957): Die Blei-Zink-Erzgänge des Schwarzwaldes. Beihefte zum Geologischen Jahrbuch, Hannover.
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge District
      • Breitenbrunn District
[Fluorite] G. Agricola (1530): Bermannus sive de re metallica.- Basel, p. 125-127
  • Co. Clare
    • The Burren
      • Carron
[Fluorite] Barry Flannery Collection
  • Co. Galway
    • Connemara
      • Oughterard
        • Glengowla
[Fluorite] specimen in R.W. Barstow collection
  • Lombardy
    • Bergamo Province
      • Brembana Valley
        • Zogno
[Fluorite] AA. VV., 1996. Collezionare minerali. Hobby & Work.
  • Piedmont
    • Torino Province
      • Pellice Valley
        • Luserna Valley
          • Luserna Stone Quarries
[Fluorite] Giuseppe Finello collection and photo , photo id 684578 Finello, G., Ambrino, P., Kolitsch, U., Ciriotti, M.E., Blaß, G., Bracco, R. (2007): I minerali della “Pietra di Luserna”, Piemonte, Italia nord-occidentale. I. Alcune cave di gneiss della Val Luserna. Micro (località), 2/2007, 181-226.
  • Sicily
    • Palermo Province
      • Termini Imerese
[Fluorite] Bellanca A., De Vivo B., Lattanzi P., Maiorani A., Neri R. (1985): Fluid inclusions in fluorite mineralizations of N-W Sicily. 8th Symp. European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (E.C.R.F.I.), 10-12 April, Gottingen, Abstracts, p. 24. of north-western Sicily. Chemical Geology, 32, 255-269
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
          • Sant'Anna di Stazzema
[Fluorite] D'Achiardi A., 1872/73. Mineralogia della Toscana. Arnaldo Forni Editore, Pisa.
    • Massa-Carrara Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Fivizzano
          • Sassalbo
[Fluorite] Borghi E., 1993. I minerali dei "gessi" dell'alta Val Secchia (RE). Riv. Mineral. Ital., 4: 245-251.
  • Coahuila
[Fluorite] Tritlla, J., Levresse, G., Corona-Esquivel, R., Banks, D.; Lamadrid, H. y Bourdet, J. 2006 Depositos de Pb-Zn-Ba-F-(Cu-Sr) epigeneticos estratoligados en series sedimentarias en relacion con salmueras de cuenca depositos de tipo « Mississippi Valley » (MVT) y similares. Boletín de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana LVIII, 83-103.
  • San Luis Potosí
[Fluorite] (2003) Fluid characteristics of the world-class, carbonate-hosted Las Cuevas fluorite deposit (San Luis Potosı´, Mexico) Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79:537-543
  • Otjozondjupa Region
    • Otjiwarongo District
[Fluorite] Weninger, H. (1972): Zwei bemerkenswerte Mineralvorkommen in Südwestafrika. Der Karinthin 66, 280-284.; Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9; Rustemeyer, P. (2000): Okosuru: Fundstelle attraktiver Fluorite in Namibia. Lapis 25(3), 24-29, 50.; Hagni, R.D., , and Viladkar, S.G., (2006) Similarities And Disimilarities Between The Fluorspar Deposits At The Amba Dongar, India And Okorusu, Namibia Carbonatite Complexes. in Geological Association of Canada, Program with Abstracts Volume 31
  • Nordland
    • Tysfjord
[Fluorite var: Yttrofluorite] Vogt, T. (1911): Vorlaufige Mitteilung über Yttrofluorit, eine neue Mineralspezies aus dem nördlichen Norwegen. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, 373-377 ; Sverdrup, T. L. (1968): Contributions to the Mineralogy of Norway No. 37. Yttrofluorite-yttrocerite-cerfluorite in norwegian pegmatites. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 48: 245-252
  • Áncash
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
[Fluorite] Belsher, D.O. (1982): Pink Octahedral Fluorite from Peru. Mineralogical Record 13, 29-30 + 38; Hyrsl & Rosales (2003) Mineralogical Record, 34, 241-254.; Econ Geol (1985) 80:416-478
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Khibiny Massif
      • Koashva Mt
[Strontiofluorite] Yakovenchuk, Y.A. et al.(2010): Strontiofluorite, a new mineral from the Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia, Canadian Mineralogist 48, 1487-1492
  • Primorsky Krai
    • Dalnegorsk Urban District
      • Dalnegorsk
[Fluorite] [MinRec 32:9]; Rogulina, L.I., and Sveshnikova, O.L. (2008): Geology of Ore Deposits 50(1), 60-74.; Dobovol'skaya, M. G., Baskina, V. A., Balashova, S. P., Kenisarin, A. M., Arakelyants, M. M., Klimachev, L. A., & Muravitskaya, G. N. (1990). Order of Formation of the Ores and Mafic Dikes of the Nikolayevsk Deposit (Southern Primor'ye). International Geology Review, 32(4), 391-403.; Vasilenko, G.P. (2001) The Dalnegorsk Ore District. pp98-124 in Khanchuk, A.I., Gonevchuk, G.A. & Seltmann, R. (Eds) Metallogeny of the Pacific Northwest (Russian Far East): Tectonics, Magmatism and Metallogeny of Active Continental Margins. IAGOD Guidebook series 11, Dalnauka Publishing House, Vladivostok 2004, 176 p
  • Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
    • Sarychev Range
[Fluorocronite] Mills S.J., Kartashov P.M., Gamyanin G.N., Whitfield P.S., Kern A., Guerault H., Kampf A.R., Raudsepp M. (2011) Fluorocronite, the natural analogue of β-PbF2, from the Saha Republic, Russian Federation. European Journal of Mineralogy, 23, 695-700.
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Chitinskaya Oblast
      • Borzya
[Fluorite] Seroka, P. (2001) - Fluorit, 6.2
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Vallès Occidental-Baix Llobregat
        • Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol
[Fluorite] Calvo, G. y Calvo, M. (2006). Fluorite from Spain. Every color under the Sun. En: Fluorite. The Collector's Choice. Lithographie LLC. Connecticut, USA. 38-42.
  • Madrid
[Fluorite] Garcia G., Gonzalez C., Bueno A. (2004) - Cadalso de los Vidrios (Madrid), Bocamina, n° 14, pp: 12-46.
  • England
    • Co. Durham
      • Stanhope
        • Daddry Shield
[Fluorite] Dunham, K. C., 1990, Geology of the Northern Pennine orefield, v. I, 2nd Ed. British Geological Survey, London, 299 p.
        • Frosterley
          • Rogerley Quarry
[Fluorite] Fisher, J.E., and L. Greenbank, 2000, The Rogerley Mine, Weardale, County Durham, England. Rocks and Minerals, 75(1), 54-61.
        • Rookhope
[Fluorite] Dunham, K. C., 1990, Geology of the Northern Pennine orefield, v. I, 2nd Ed. British Geological Survey, London, 299 p.; Rocks & Min.: 15:57; 17:129.
        • Westgate
[Fluorite] Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
    • Cornwall
      • St Agnes
        • St Agnes Consols (Polberro Consols)
[Fluorite] Hall, T.M. (1868): The Mineralogist's Directory. Edward Stanford (London), 168 pp.
    • Cumbria
      • Eden
        • Murton
          • Scordale
[Fluorite] Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9 Fisher, J. (2009) The Hilton Mine: Scordale, Cumbria England. Rocks and Minerals, 84:2, 114-121. Fisher, J. (2004) Fluorite from the Northern Pennines Orefield, England. Rocks and Minerals, 79:6, 378-398.
    • Derbyshire
      • Castleton
[Fluorite var: Blue John] Dewey, H., and Smith, B. (1922) Special Rep. Mineral Resources G.B. 23.
  • Arizona
    • Cochise Co.
[Fluorite] Personally collected by bob Jackson, 2011
  • Colorado
    • San Juan Co.
      • Eureka District
        • Eureka
[Fluorite] Rocks & Min.: 63: 286; 71:167-168 (1996); 2008 New Mexico Mineral Symposium abstracts
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Trumbull
        • Long Hill
[Fluorite var: Chlorophane] Harold Moritz collection
[Fluorite var: Chlorophane] Hitchcock, Edward and Benjamin Silliman. (1826): Topaz. American Journal of Science: series 1: 10: 352-358.; Shepard, Charles U. (1835). Treatise on Mineralogy, Second Part, vol. 2, p. 237.; Shannon, Earl V. (1921b), Some Minerals from the Old Tungsten Mine at Long Hill in Trumbull, Connecticut. Proceedings U.S. National Museum: 58(2348): 469-482.; Sullivan, Earle C. (1985): History and Minerals of Old Mine Park. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. Trumbull Historical Society, Inc.; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1994): Mineral Data Book - Western Connecticut and Environs. Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
[Fluorite] Numerous private collections
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Thomaston
        • Thomaston Dam
[Fluorite] Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9; Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409; Zodac, Peter. (1959), Minerals at Thomaston Dam, Connecticut; Segeler, Curt and Molon, Joseph. (1985), The Thomaston Dam Site, Thomaston, Connecticut; Rocks & Minerals: 60(3): 119-124.; Vogt, Wolfgang. (1991), Rediscovering Thomaston Dam. Lapidary Journal: April.
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Durham
[Fluorite] Brunet, William M. (1980): Minerals of the Trap Rock Ridges of the Connecticut Valley With Emphasis on Reed’s Gap Quarry Near Durham. Rocks and Minerals: 55 (6): 232-5.; Weber, Marcelle H. and Earle C. Sullivan. (1995): Connecticut Mineral Locality Index. Rocks & Minerals (Connecticut Issue): 70 (6): 403.; Pawloski, John. (2006), Connecticut. in: Fluorite, The Collector's Choice. Lithographie, East Hampton, Connecticut: 64.
      • Haddam
[Fluorite var: Chlorophane] Hewitt, Herb. (circa 1960s): Hewitt Gem Mine advertisement flyer.; Harold Moritz field observations 2015.
    • Tolland Co.
      • Somers
[Fluorite] Jeremy Zolan collection, Harold Moritz collection
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Westmoreland
[Fluorite] Rocks & Min.: 65: 329-335.; Rocks & Minerals (2005) 80:242-261 New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index
  • New Mexico
    • Sierra Co.
      • Sulphur Canyon District
[Fluorite] Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Clippinger, D. M., (1949) Barite of New Mexico. NMBGMR Circular 21.
  • New York
    • Monroe Co.
      • Penfield
[Fluorite] Jensen, David E. (1942), Minerals of the Lockport dolomite in the vicinity of Rochester, N.Y. Rocks & Minerals: 17(6): 199-203.
  • Tennessee
    • Smith Co.
      • Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District
        • Carthage
[Fluorite] Rocks & Min.:64:29.; Kearns, L.E. and F.H. Campbell (1978), Famous Min. Locs: the Elmwood and Gordonsville zinc mines near Catrhage, TN, Min.Rec.: 9:213-218; Econ Geol (1976) 71:892-903
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