Fluorite and Baryte
Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
One of the more attractive and desired characteristics of some Minerva Fluorites is the uncommon inclusion of Baryte within the Fluorite crystals. This specimen has that bonus, along with the 'big three' of glassy luster, gemminess, and great zoning. The Fluorites are sharp and beautiful, with the largest crystal being 1.8 cm on edge. Mined in 1992, this dense cluster is in excellent condition and highly representative of this famous mine. It is also completely formed, around the back - a floater. Very good aesthetics and quality. RCL 1699