Kentucky’s Clement Mineral Museum Has The Largest Collection Of Fluorite In The World
There are many aspects of Kentucky’s history that are well known, while others don’t tend to make the history books. But there are plenty of fascinating stories and time periods that are featured in small museums and shops throughout the state. For example, you may not know much about the history of fluorspar mines in the Bluegrass State, but there is a unique museum in Kentucky that is not only impressive, but incredibly interesting. The Clement Mineral Museum is located in the town of Marion in western Kentucky and this surprising destination is home to the largest collection of fluorite in the world.
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If you have any interest at all in minerals or the history of mining in our state, then you’ll want to visit this unique museum in Kentucky. The Clement Mineral Museum is a hidden “gem” in western Kentucky that teaches and entertains and truly has something interesting for anyone who visits. Did you know about this little museum in Kentucky? Do you find these minerals fascinating? Let us know in the comments!
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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