Fluorite and Calcite, With Baryte
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Razor-sharp Fluorites with well-defined phantoms highlight this excellent combination piece from the Denton Mine. The Fluorites have at least eight color zones, varying in thickness, and a silky luster. The interior is gemmy, and allows you to really appreciate the phantoms. Ross Lillie noted the piece for the presence of penetration twinned crystals, unusual for this mine. The largest crystal is 4 cm on edge, and there is some interior Baryte, as well about a dozen doubly terminated and lightly fluorescent Calcites along the surface. Mined from the main orebody in 1989, this is a very aesthetic, quality small cabinet specimen. RCL 1233