Celestine with Fluorite (rare combination)
St. Louis Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.1 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Unusually well developed textbook-shaped crystals of lustrous and translucent blue celestine (to 3.6 cm) are emplaced aesthetically on cubes of purple fluorite, to 1.5 cm in length. The largest celestine crystal is also doubly terminated. Very minor bruising on the celestine crystals does not diminish the beauty of the specimen overall but needs to be noted and pricing is lower, accordingly. This specimen was photographed in the MR, Illinois-Kentucky Issue, Vol. 28 # 1, Jan.-Feb. 1997, page 33, fig.57. Mined in March 1989 and from the Ross Lillie collection. RCL#1018.