Tugtupite and Fluorite - Ilimaussaq Complex, Greenland


Fluorite is a common mineral - but not so in the Ilimaussaq Complex, especially the fluorescent variety.  Over a dozen years of exploration we only found a few occurrences of fluorite, most associated with sodalite.  One year we made this exceptional find - massive habit fluorite with tugtupite.  All the pieces found that year consisted of thin veins in a lujavrite matrix, very difficult to split properly.  Only a few were mined and I haven't seen any sense...





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