Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm

Fine cluster of sharp, very attractive intergrown Fluorites. The differences in luster between different crystals, which ranges from silky to good, actually enhance the predominant yellow color by giving it a definite 'richness'. The yellow is highlighted by both deep purple and light blue colors in subtle zoning. The crystals themselves are actually gemmy to translucent. Sizes of the Fluorite cubes range from 2.5 - 4 cm. Nice, royal blue fluorescence. Overall, just a really nice fluorite with lots of subtleties of color and texture that start to become more and more beautiful as you focus on them.