Strontianite, Celestine
Stoneco quarry (Maumee Stone Quarry; Maumee Quarry; Lime City Quarry), Lime City, Wood Co., Ohio, USA
Cabinet, 9.6 x 6.7 x 5.7 cm
A STRIKING and very SHOWY Ohio specimen of lustrous, white strontianite partially pseudomorphing gray celestine crystals to 3.0 cm on a bit of limestone matrix. The crystals look hexagonal, but are in fact, parallel growth. They are WHITE FLOURESCENT and PHOSPHORESCENT! This very striking two-toned habit is unusual and was found only a few times in the late 70s and early 80s. The locality is now closed. Ex. Clyde Hardin Collection.