Fluorite (Unusual Elongated Crystal)
Bethel Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Exceptional, elongated Fluorite corner with complete crystallized faces inside and out, all around 360 degrees. Mined in 1991, this particular color combination is very rare in well-crystallized Fluorites from the Annabel Lee. The 'outer' faces are heavily stepped, while the 'inner' faces are more broadly stepped and glassy. This elongated form is exceptional, and rather reminiscent of some of the famous elongated English Fluorites that came from the Pennines. A fine, aesthetic specimen, especially for form and color, that really stands out in a case. RCL 385