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A Kentucky River Fluorspar Mine Adventure!

In the Palisades of the Kentucky River on the Mercer county side of the river. An old mine slicing into a 3 foot wide vein of fluorspar and calcite. Rough going to climb and find. Last mined 100 years ago. Reached by canoe with John Graham on October 14, 2021.

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Ronald R. Van Stockum, Jr. is a lawyer, teacher, biologist, writer, guitarist, and recently an actor living on his family's old farm in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University, and a Masters and PhD. in Biology from the University of Louisville. He also has his Juris Doctorate in Law from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He practices law from offices in Shelbyville, Kentucky concentrating his legal practice in environmental law. His biologic research is in historical phytogeography. Dr. Van Stockum, Jr. has published numerous books, articles, and short stories in the areas of law, science, and creative writing. most of his 24 titles are available on this site and Amazon with many on Kindle and Audible!


  • Ashley
    August 16, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Reggie. I admire your unbridled spirit of adventure!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Walker Hughes
    August 16, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Reggie, Always enjoyable and informative, keep ‘em coming!
    Bud Hughes


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