Calcite and Baryte on Ste. Genevieve Limestone With Fluorite
Large Cabinet, 16.2 x 9.7 x 9.4 cm
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Co., Harris Creek Dist., Illinois, USA
Ex. Ross Lillie
Perched aesthetically on St. Genevieve limestone are a few glassy and gemmy, amber colored calcite crystals, to 5.5 cm across. At least two of the crystals are doubly terminated. Mined in April 1985 from the main ore body. A nice piece for showing how these things form in the ground, amidst separated shards of matrix in pockets such as this. The calcites are unusually fat and translucent, well-isolated and dramatic. RCL 0779.
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