Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm
An uncommon combination specimen from the Elmwood Mine. A small cluster of iridescent sphalerite crystals are attached to the side of three intergrown fluorite cubes. The translucent, highly lustrous, cubes have fine purple color, scintillating, stepped-growth faces and beautiful, darker purple, color-zoned edges. This is classic, color, form and habit from Elmwood. These were found in one pocket, long ago.