Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


FLUORITE - Madoc, Ontario

Fluorite is a soft and brittle mineral that can occur in wide range of colours, ranging from bright green, blue, pink and purple to much paler shades of these colours to virtually colourless. Its hardness is 4 on Mohs' hardness scale and it has 4 directions of perfect cleavage, which makes fluorite unsuitable for most jewellery.

The Madoc area produced fluorite for industrial purposes between 1905 and 1961. Mineral collectors have occasionally unearthed fine mineral specimens since then. There are dozens of sites in the Madoc area where fluorite was either produced or known to occur. The gemstones offered for sale on this page have been cut from fluorite collected in the Madoc area.

Weight........... 12.14 carats Catalogue #..SW240
Dimensions... 15.0 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium-light mint green
Clarity............ moderately included GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $30.00 CDN
Weight........... 11.01 carats Catalogue #..SW239
Dimensions... 15.0 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium mint green
Clarity............ lightly included GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
Weight........... 6.46 carats Catalogue #..SW243
Dimensions... 11.8 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Colourless
Clarity............ moderately included GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
Weight........... 6.25 carats Catalogue #..SW241
Dimensions... 11.5 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium-light mint green
Clarity............ very slightly included GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
Weight........... 5.48 carats Catalogue #..SW242
Dimensions... 11.4 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ Medium-light mint green
Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $35.00 CDN
Weight........... 1.32 carats Catalogue #..SW244
Dimensions... 7.0 mm Cut Style....... Round
Colour............ very light mint green
Clarity............ eye clean to very slightly included GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $12.00 CDN




ALPINE GEMS
Specializing in Canadian Gemstones

Ph; (613) 549-3728
E-mail; brad@alpinegems.ca