Fluorite with Calcite (fl)
Cabinet, 11.8 x 9.3 x 7.3 cm
Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Ross Lillie

Interesting and attractive, this Minerva combination has some intriguing features. There are two generations of Fluorite, with the second, and most prominent, generation having superb luster, good zoning, and a very unusual violet coloration to the outer zone. The largest of these is 5.7 cm. The small Calcites, tucked in among the Fluorites, are fluorescent. Much better in person, as the photos cannot do justice here to the combination of color, and luster. Mined in 1991. RCL0380