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Chinese Fluorescent Minerals hunting trip in Xianghualing mine, HuNan province, China in 2007

Chinese Fluorescent Minerals hunting trip in Xianghualing mine, HuNan province, China in 2007

Author: Mr. Chen XiaoJun
Content by courtesy of :  ChinaRuff Collection-Mr.Chen XiaoJun Chinese Minerals Collection




We visited Xianghualing mine (HuNan province, China) and explored there with our UV lamp, We like the fresh air there. This mine is a world famous mine for crystals specimens also mining.

Xianghualing mine

I (Chen Xiao Jun) and my hammer was on the Xianghualing mine
Chen Xiao Jun

I was checking minerals in UV tent.
UV tent

My favorite UV lamp, battery, and hammer
UV lamp, battery, and hammer

I collected some bright Eucryptite, scheelite specimens from there.
Eucryptite glow bright red under UV shortwave, scheelite glow bright blue under UV shortwave.
Eucryptite, scheelite specimen

One of rare crystal specimen, many small powellite crystals grow on matrix
Powellite crystals

Powellite glow bright yellow under UV shortwave.
Powellite fluorescent

Chen Xiao Jun wrote in 2009

During 2009 July Minerals hunting trip, we found Gibbsite from Xianghualing mine, Chenzhou city, HuNan province,China. Not only a species of crystal specimen, but also nice fluorescent minerals, Photos about this location:
Minerals from Hunan
Nice landscape around Xianghualing mine area

mineral vein

mine Hunan

mine Hunan

mine Hunan
Gibbsite show up

mine Hunan

Mine entrance
Mine entrance

Gibbsite
Gibbsite under natural light

Gibbsite UV
Gibbsite under UV light shortwave


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ChinaRuff Collection - Mr.Chen XiaoJun Chinese Minerals Collection