Barite on Fluorite
Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 10.1 x 8.8 x 4.5 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie
Three-dimensional clusters of sparkling barite stand up from matrix of dark purple fluorite crystals and are composed of sparkling rosettes, to 1.5 cm across, of lustrous and gemmy, snow-white barite. The form and color contrast is outstanding. Mined in March, 1990 and from the Ross Lillie collection. RCL#0439.