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“Flourite - Illinois' Mineral”

Description from Cathy H Chocolate Chick: Flourite is the official Mineral of Illinois! Flourite is used in making steel, enamels, aluminum, glass, and many chemicals.

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16" strand $15.70 OUT OF STOCK
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16" strand $14.25 OUT OF STOCK
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16" strand $14.70 OUT OF STOCK
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  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Very cool! It’s hard to imagine something so pretty could be used for things so ‘industrial’!! :-)

  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I love flourite! This is a great pick.New Fav. (I have a sack of flourite beads waiting for me.)
    When I was in college, my family went down to the Big Bend area of Texas (but not inside the park) and we saw a mine where they used to mine flourite. I still have one specimen I picked up there, a soft, pale green piece. I think we reached the mine by boat, as we were on the Rio Grande that day. Funny to think how so much has changed down by the border now. In 1970-71, that was a safe and fun area to visit.

  3. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I just compared, and my ore specimen is about the color of these 6 mm. green heishi. :-)

  4. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    OH, Happy Chick, you lucky girl!

  5. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    It was a great trip, and is a good memory. There was also a cinnabar mine we looked at, but no samples from there. Dad said that he did not know the mercury levels in that ore, and it might not be safe.
    Lots of interesting history in the Big Bend. :-)

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Have to go now. I’m leaving today, back in about a week. Going to see my girl get her Master’s Degree and spend time with her. Yay! :-)

  7. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Congratulations to your daughter!! Have a safe trip and talk to you later. Enjoy your time with your daughter – mine just got home from college, yay!!!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    BACK IN STOCK BEADS ARE POSTED!!!
    And some of it is fluorite!!

    This is a great pick Cathy!!
    Thanks so much for the info on Illinois fluorite. I didn’t know it was found so close! Is there a place to gem hunt?
    I’m in Indiana.

  9. CAS
    CAS says:

    Have a safe trip Happy Chick! Congratulate your daughter for me, tell her I wish her well in her chosen field (and I hope she gets a job). Be safe!

  10. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    LOVE this fluorite Pick, it’s one of my absolute fav beads!!!! :) when I first began Picking it was hard NOT to put any fluorite into my Picks, esp the rainbow fluorite…
    Happy chick, please tell your daughter congragulations on her accomplishment and have a great trip! sweet chick, thanks for the “back in stock” announcement about some fluorite beads, ooohh… :)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Have a fun, safe trip Happy Chick and congrats to your daughter!!!

    ENJOY yourself!!!!

  12. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Sweet Chick, I don’t know of any place to go to find flourite, but if I find out, I’ll let you know!

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