Celestine with Calcite
Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
ex. Ross Lillie
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 8.5 x 3.5 cm
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Normally in delicate, bladed fans, well-developed Celestine is quite uncommon for this district. This one is off the charts for this size and quality. These blue-white Celestines are robust and euhedral, with the largest reaching 5.5 cm. The luster is good to excellent, and the quality and rarity both add greatly to the value. There is very minimal wear but it is nearly pristine, and there is also minor Calcite attached. Comes with a custom base. Mined in 1990. RCL0270