Celestine on Baryte Ps. Celestine, on Fluorite
Sub-Rosiclare Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 14.4 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
A unique pseudomorph of Baryte after Celestine, that turned up in an old collection from a time predating Ross Lillie's own local collecting in the district, and purchased by him in 1998. The molds are very sharp, and the regrowth of the blue Celestine within the molds adds hugely to the importance and aesthetics of this piece. The largest cast is almost 4 cm across. Adding to the appeal, is the deep purple Fluorite which acts as the matrix for the original growth. Not eye-popping, but definitely very interesting, aesthetics here - a significant piece all the way around, from the Ross Lillie collection.