Celestine with Fluorite (rare combination)
Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-in-Rock Dist., Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 12.0 x 9.0 x 7.1 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
A rare association of purple fluorite crystals, to 1.2 cm across, with tapering bundles of very light blue celestine, to 6 cm in length. The celestine closely resembles inverted wheat sheaves. Mined in March 1995 and from the Ross Lillie collection. RCL# 2037. Very rare from the fluorspar district, and let alone with the fluorite in association. An important locality specimen!