Fluorite and Galena
Cabinet, 10.9 x 9.3 x 4.8 cm
Cave-in-Rock area, Hardin County, Illinois, USA

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.

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