Fluorite and Galena
Cabinet, 10.9 x 9.3 x 4.8 cm
Cave-in-Rock area, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

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Very good cabinet piece from the southern Illinois Fluorspar district. These Fluorites, which reach up to 4.7 cm, have good luster and textured faces. They are a rich, true purple - the kind of purple that you think of when you say 'royal purple'. Definitely eye-catching. The Galenas have very good, metallic luster and finely stepped (almost scaly) faces. The largest is 3.3 cm long. An aesthetic, rich-looking cabinet piece. Note this is not from the Lillie collection, but another old collection we got near the same time.