Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Cabinet, 9.5 x 8.1 x 6.0 cm
A fine Elmwood combination specimen of fluorite on sphalerite from the Consie Prince Collection. A beautiful intergrown cluster of highly lustrous, nearly transparent, light purple fluorite cubes to 2.5 cm with riveting, stepped-growth faces and striking, darker purple color-zoning on the edges are set on the 3-dimensional matrix of splendent, black sphalerite crystals with ruby-jack, gemmy highlights. The isolated, 1.0 cm fluorite cube on the corner is especially beautiful.