Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Large Cabinet, 23.0 x 11.3 x 9.0 cm
An impressive cabinet specimen from the famous and now-closed Elmwood Mine. Three, lustrous, partially gemmy, purple fluorite cubes to 3.6 cm are set on a solid, 3-dimensional matrix of sharp, lustrous, black sphalerite crystals. Some corners of the fluorite cubes are beautifully gemmy, with yellow tinting and sharp edge phantoms. Ex. Consie Prince dealer stock, put away in the 1970s.