Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Cabinet, 9.5 x 8.1 x 5.5 cm
A very fine and aesthetic fluorite on sphalerite specimen from the Elmwood Mine. A large, 5.7 x 5.3 cm cube has gemmy, colorless to white interior and classic, outer purple zones. The cube faces are lustrous and have the typical, stepped-growth faces. The corners are starting to get gemmy, another hallmark of Elmwood fluorites. The fluorite is very nearly pristine. Ex. Consie Prince Collection.