RLIL14C-21
Fluorite, Chalcopyrite
$2,750.00
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Illinois, USA

This is a bizarre piece! It looks like a doubly terminated crystal and is in fact that and more; it grew, according to Ross Lillie, as a secondary overgrowth upon an earlier generation of fluorite and then was later separated from its host crystal by selective etching. In any case, the piece is beautiful; glassy and gemmy, featuring a light amber core surrounded by a 1 cm thick pastel purple rim. Included chalcopyrite adds a nice accent. The crystal is basically a floater, with only a slim rear-center attachment point showing. Quite a compelling and beautiful specimen - better in person where the human eye can discern more of the changes of clarity and color within! Mined April of 1990. RCL 521

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