Sphalerite on Calcite "Pinnacle"
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 7.4 x 4.8 cm
Bethel level (Probable), Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Really unique! This superb "bouquet" has a core of sphalerite crystals overgrown by a sparkling, snow white druse of calcite upon which three discrete sphalerite crystals (to 3 cm) sit starkly. It is simply STRANGE. Ex. Szcenics, Cilen, and Charlie Key collections. Likely found near the perimeter of the ore body. RCL 2278.