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Arizona Fluorescents
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Arizona is probably second to New Jersey in its reputation for excellent Fluorescent Mineral Locations in the
United States. There are many famous Mines in Arizona which produced highly collectible Fluorescent
specimens like The Purple Passion Mine, Hogan Claim, Potter-Cramer Mine and St Louis Claim in the
Wickenburg Area. The Red Cloud Mine and Geronimo Mine are located in LaPaz County, The Oracle Mine,
Glove Mine and the Gila Monster Mine located in the Tucson Area. The Reymert and Ajax Mines in Superior, the
Colorado and Nayal Black Hawk Mines in the Red Bluff Mountains, Miller and Copper Canyons and the Texas
Mine in the Huachuca Mountains, the Cleveland-Chicago Vein, the Linda Group, the 81 Mine, Sonora , Hull and
Castle Dome mines in the Castle Dome Area.
The fluorescents found in Arizona tend to display best in a Medium Wave (MW) or Combination of Short Wave
and Medium Wave Ultra-Violet Light.

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum was started in 1884 and was only open during state fairs until 1953,
when six Arizona mining companies provided funds for its year-round operation as a formal museum dedicated
to minerals and mining. The exhibits included more than 3,000 rocks and minerals and many mining artifacts. In
2010, the Arizona Historical Society took control of the museum under provisions of a new state law. The
museum was intended to be made over into a more historical venue. At an August 2010 meeting of the
historical society's board of directors, it was reported that the museum transfer had been more complex than
anticipated, due in large part to unanticipated liabilities associated with items in the museum collection that
were on loan to the mineral museum. Some loaned specimens on display were valued in the "tens of thousands
of dollars" range, and the museum is fully liable for any loss or damage to them. After finding out what a liability
they had stepped into, they closed the museum in May, 2011. Although Arizona seems intent on changing its
mineral museum into a historical museum, a lot of Arizona’s rich mining information seems to be getting lost the
same way that the Mother Road tourism venues were lost when Route 66 was bypassed to accommodate a
“modern Interstate 40”.
reference source:       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Mining_and_Mineral_Museum
Arizona's Famous Medium Wave Fluorescent Specimens
Red Cloud Mine
Purple Passion Mine
This specimen was procured from a dealer who provided a mineral ID card from
the 1999 Tucson show detailing that this specimen was obtained in a trade from
Bill Gardner, claim holder, Purple Passion Mine in exchange for Franklin Calcite
and Willemite combos of equal value.  This is an amazingly unique  specimen
that explodes in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! The calcite fluoresces
brilliant red under SW, and is interlaced with green willemite. Willemite
phosphoresces long after the SW has been turned off. Fluorite fluoresces best
under MW and LW, and is a bright purple color. Aragonite fluoresces light blue to
white under SW and phosphoresces white. Fluorescent Photos taken under a
Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.
Piece weighs 43.4 oz or 2.69 lbs (1.22kg)
and measures 5.4 x 4.8 x 3.5 inches (13.7 x 12.1 x 8.9cm)
Item # 47PPMCF06179226
Crazy Calcite, Caliche and
Fluorite from the Purple
Passion Mine in Arizona

$99.00
Amazing Cherry Red Calcite and cream Willemite with Purple Fluorite This
specimen was collected from the Red Cloud Mine in La Paz County,
Arizona. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color
under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a
Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 66.4 oz or 4.15 lbs (1.885kg)
and measures 6.4 x 5 x 3.4 inches (16.3 x 12.7 x 8.6cm)
Item # 48RCM06170062
Calcite, Willemite and  
Fluorite from the Red Cloud
Mine

$57.00
From the Reymert Mine near Superior, Arizona. This is a combination of
orange/red Calcite with a Green Willemite which phosphoresces long after
SW light is turned off. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes
in color under SW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way
Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 51.2 oz or 3.2 lbs (1.451kg)
and measures 6.8 x 4.5 x 2.9 inches (12.4 x 11.5 x 7.5cm)
Item # 50REYM06170013
Orange Red Calcite with
Phosphorescent Green
Willemite  from the
Reymert Mine

$65.00
From the Geronimo Mine, La Paz County, Arizona. This is a combination
of red/pink Calcite, gold/cream Willemite, and violet Fluorite,with a touch of
blue-white Aragonite. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes
in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken
under a Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt
Lamp.

Piece weighs 36.1 oz or 2.26 lbs (1.026kg)
and measures 5.3 x 5.1 x 2.7 inches (13.7 x 12.9 x 6.9cm)
Item # 49GM06170062
Calcite, Aragonite, Caliche and  
Fluorite from the Geronimo Mine

$64.00
From the Cleveland Chicago Group in Castle Dome, Arizona. This is a 4
color combination of violet Fluorite, blue Hydrozincite and greenish white
Willemite. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes in color
under SW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken under a Way Too
Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt Lamp.

Piece weighs 21.1 oz or 1.32 lbs (599g)
and measures 4.5 x 2.9 x 2 inches (11.6 x 7.5 x 5.1cm)

The Cleveland-Chicago Vein Group is a deposit of ore that has a number of
shafts, prospects, and adits running its length, hence the “group” designation.  
The minerals mined of economic interest were Lead, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Gold,
and Fluorine.  
Item # 52CCV06170012
Fluorite, Calcite,
Hydrozincite and Willemite
from the Cleveland-Chicago
Group

$45.00
MW
Geronimo Mine
The most famous mine in La Paz County Arizona is the Red Cloud. Geronimo is a sister mine to the Red Cloud and is the source
of fantastic two color mid wave pieces. Geronimo pieces are more expensive due to their relative rarity.
SW & MW & LW
SW & LW
From the Geronimo Mine, La Paz County, Arizona. This is a combination
of red/pink Calcite, cream Willemite, and violet Fluorite,with a touch of
blue-white Aragonite. This is an amazingly unique  specimen that explodes
in color under SW/MW/LW Ultra-Violet light! Fluorescent Photos taken
under a Way Too Cool Triple Wave 254/312/368 nm SW/MW/LW 9-Watt
Lamp.

Piece weighs 8 oz or 0.5 lbs (229g)
and measures 3.1 x 2.3 x 2.1 inches (8 x 5.9 x 5.4cm)
Item # 51GM06170012
Calcite, Aragonite, Caliche
and Fluorite from the
Geronimo Mine

$46.00
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SW & MW & LW