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Schickler Fluorite Occurrence

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Schickler Fluorite Occurrence 45.067222, -78.176389 In calcite vein cutting hornblende granite. \"The deposit was exposed by a trench 33 m long, 2 m wide and 2 to 3 m deep in a clearing north of the Old Mumford Road.\" For your information, “In order to collect minerals on this property, permission must first be obtained from the Wilberforce Municipal office during regular business hours. For more information, please call (705) 448-2981.” or you can obtain collecting permits at the following locations, Agnew’s General Store, 2248 Loop Road, Wilberforce, Phone: 705-448-2211 Foodland, 2763 Essonville Line, Wilberforce, 705-448-2811 A Beary Good Place to Eat , 1008 Gooderham St., Gooderham, 705-447-0328 Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce, 8 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft, Phone: (613) 332-1513 Note: there is a resident very close to the main collecting site, just west of the site, apparently he is not happy that his property will no longer be isolated, please respect his privacy. Reprinted from Wilberforce Municipal website: Schickler Fluorite Occurrence site was explored for fluorite in the early-to-mid 1900s, and you can still easily find gemmy fluorite in colours ranging from colourless to rose-red, to deep amethyst purple in white calcite on the rock piles. Associated with fluorite in the calcite are hexagonal crystals of red/green apatite, yellow scapolite, buff coloured feldspar, and green pyroxene. The Schickler occurrence is only one potential collecting site of many on the 400 acre Crown property – come prepared to do some exploring! – See more at: http://www.highlandseast.ca/article/unleash-your-inner-rock-hound-at-highlands-easts-mineral-collection-sites#sthash.zPS67ggW.dpuf