Calcite on Fluorite With Baryte
Crystal Mine, Spar Mountain Area, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.6 x 5.2 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
One of the more beautiful association styles from the area are these sharp golden scalenohedrons nestled into clusters, and perched atop fluorite. They come from the lesser known "Crystal Mine" part of the region's extensive deposit. However, such pieces are usually big and jumbly. This particularly elegant specimen features color that is at the top of the game for this district and unique sculptural aesthetic form that sets it apart. In a case, it practically glows with a rich amber color, that is much more intense than the usual pale yellow calcites from the region. Minor Baryte accents the bottom. Comes with a custom engraved lucite base for display.