Galena and Fluorite With Sphalerite and Baryte
Rosiclare Level, North-End, Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.0 x 3.8 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Attractive and choice combination piece recovered from the Denton Mine in 1984. The plate of Galena crystals (up to 7 mm) is richly coated on one side by nearly a hundred 7 mm satin, purple Fluorite crystals, along with Ruby Jack Sphalerites and minor Baryte. The reverse side is mostly Galena, with a string of gemmy Fluorites coursing its way from end to end. One of the great aspects of this small cabinet specimen is that the aesthetics are so good on either side that it can be displayed both ways. RCL 2006