Fluorite and Baryte With Fluorite Overgrowth
Sub-Rosiclare Level, Poe Pod, Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Illinois, USA
Miniature, 5.1 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Very nice, attractive Fluorite 'nesting' Baryte within it as it grew, from the Annabel Lee Mine. The first generation of Fluorite was a translucent yellow, followed by a spherical Baryte mass. This was followed by an overgrowth of outstanding, lustrous, and gemmy deep purple Fluorite cubes. The largest cube is 2.5 cm on edge, and although there is some (very minor) edgwear, there is no doubting the quality of the Fluorite. Backlighting helps highlight the gemminess and color. Mined in 1995 during pillar robbing, this is an unusual and aesthetic specimen. RCL 720