Benstonite on Fluorite
Small Cabinet, 9.6 x 9.4 x 7.7 cm
Bethel Level, Minerva Mine #1, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Ex. Ross Lillie
A color zoned fluorite crystal, measuring 6.5 cm across, is lustrous and translucent with an amber core and a light purple band at the termination. Sparkling, white crystals, to 1 cm across, of benstonite, nearly cover the fluorite crystal. Ex. Ross Lillie collection. RCL#1106. Highly unusual combination and only known from this district, from very old finds!