Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
Ex. Ross Lillie

Unusually large and robust spray of lustrous Strontianite crystals from the Minerva Mine. These slender crystals average about 4 cm in length, and they are translucent to gemmy. The spray has a beautiful uniformity to it, and although some of the tips have broken off, the aesthetics are still quite good. I am thankful that something so attractive and seemingly fragile (it's not - the crystals are quite sturdy, actually) survived the mining process back in 1995. Comes with a custom base. RCL1460