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USA, Kentucky, Marion, Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 04:46:15 PM »
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
http://www.clementmineralmuseum.org/

A one-of-a-kind showcase of the collection of Ben E. Clement, a giant in Kentucky mining. The collection is composed of thousands of fluorite crystal specimens, ranging in weight from a fraction of an ounce to hundreds of pounds. Each specimen was “a rare accidental find” among regular ore bodies. In addition to the fluorite, there are many other rare mineral samples, fossils, and exquisite mineral carvings. Also preserved in the museum is an extensive collection of journals, photographs, mining tools, and artifacts related to fluorspar mining, an industry that flourished during World War II and was an economic staple until the 1950’s. The museum is an inspiration to all who visit. The exhibits are geared to maximize visitor exposure to the minerals, the mining, and the people involved in the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District.

North Walker Street 205, Marion, Kentucky 42064, USA

Also see their mineral fair http://www.strahlen.org/forum/index.php/topic,6766.0.html
and:
http://www.marionkentucky.org/
https://www.mindat.org/museum-186.html