Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 9.7 x 9.0 x 6.0 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Celestine is quite uncommon for this district, and rarely do you find it in specimens this size and quality. As well, the shape of this specimen is highly unusual, from one pocket. The blue-white Celestines are in large fans, with a habit that combines both blades and thin needles. The largest fan is an impressive 8 cm in length, and the luster is bright and pearly. Mined in 1995, this is quite good, and has an aesthetic appeal all its own.