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Last Post 10 Jun 2020 03:21 PM by  Bennett Helgerson
Youperlight rock found at GPAA claim
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Richard Cordes
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26 May 2020 04:29 PM
    My grandson found a Youperlight rock specimen using a long-wave UV light this weekend. As far as I know this is the first discovery of this mineral combo rock outside of Michigan and Wisconsin. This palm sized rock has a fire orange streak on one side and the pinpoint blue "stars" on the reverse.


    Not a bad start for a 9 year olds first prospecting trip with Grandpa.

    Richard "B-man" Cordes

    Edit: this was found at the Swank west claim...BTW.
    Jennifer Braley
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    01 Jun 2020 10:55 PM
    Yooperlites ( fluorescent Sodalight) were actually first accidentally discovered in 2017 by a man named Erik in Michigan. They have been discovered all around different states near Michigan such as Wisconsin and Minnesota as well. Thats super cool you guys found one! Congrats to your grandson :)


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    Richard Cordes
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    03 Jun 2020 08:09 PM
    While this specimen is a rider on that great ice sheet from Ontario, Canada region, I agree. Much like the gold, garnets and diamonds we find in Ohio claims, were also locked inside the rock before the Ice Age. Oh, yes a great find but the only one known in Ohio, yet. Indiana and Pennsylvania may also have a few specimens there as well, due to glacial flow. Indiana has a higher chance from the known range of the glaciers.

    Good Luck on the hunt.

    B-man Rick
    10 Jun 2020 03:21 PM
    USA localities for sodalite occurance ((More than 50):

    https://www.mindat.org/min-3701.html
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