Quartz, Fluorite, Sphalerite
W.L. Davis-Deardorff Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Cave-In-Rock Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 13.0 x 12.8 x 7.0 cm
A sculptural, freeform cabinet combination specimen from the Richard Hauck quartz collection and the Deardorff Mine of the famous Southern Illinois Fluorite District. Lustrous, glassy, milky quartz comprises most of the piece. One side of the central stalk has purple fluorite cubes, while the other side has a scattering of lustrous, black sphalerite crystals.