Twinned Calcite on Fluorite
Cabinet, 11.0 x 10.9 x 4.6 cm
Hill-Ledford Mine, Ozark-Mahoning, Cave-in-Rock Dist., Illinois, USA
Ex. Ross Lillie

As with so many pieces in the Lillie collection, this one is unique! An intergrown, lustrous and translucent, lavender colored crystals of fluorite, to 1.2 cm across, host a few lustrous and translucent, straw colored calcite crystals to 5 cm across. The calcite crystal perched aesthetically on top of the fluorite crystals is twinned and complete all around!. A 9 mm galena crystal can be seen just to the left of the twinned calcite. Mined in the mid 1960's. Sering Collection. Former price $5500 on tag. RCL 1987.