Fluorite, Baryte, Sphalerite, Dolomite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Large Cabinet, 21.9 x 10.4 x 6.3 cm
A fine, elongated, large cabinet, Elmwood specimen from the 1970s. This very 3-dimensional, complete-all-around piece is a near floater, with only a few minor points of attachment. The crowning glory of this scepter-like specimen is the perfect, 1.7 cm, purple fluorite cube with the attendant spray of cream-colored baryte. Gemmy, sparkly, ruby-jack sphalerite crystals are festooned on all sides lustrous, dolomite rhomb matrix. Two additional, smaller fluorite cubes are hidden in crevices on this striking, large piece. This is classic, old-time material from this famous and now-closed mine. Ex. Saller Collection, Germany.