Fluorite (fl) on Baryte with inclusions
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.1 x 5.6 cm
Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Another of the 'famous' Minerva styles, having the classic zoning, luster, and gemminess. The translucent yellow core is quite a rich yellow, and it is surrounded by sharp zones of purple and shades of blue. The outer zones are quite gemmy, and the luster of the Fluorite faces is glassy. The Fluorite is fluorescent, and even the Baryte has a modest orange fluorescence, which is unusual. This is an excellent, aesthetic piece with a great combination of colors that really stands out! Mined in 1990. RCL1079

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