Fluorite (multiple "corners")
20-78 #5 Pocket, Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.4 x 8.8 x 6.8 cm
Ex. Scott Kleine; Dr. Stephen Neely
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A very unusual cluster of intergrown "corners" of gem fluorite, from one of the most famous pockets of Elmwood Mine in the 1990s. Here is one of the few specimens that was not just a single elongated stalk with a corner on top, as most are, but rather a strange cluster of several corner stalks that must have fallen together in the pocket after forming, and then had new fluorite growth like seaweed form around them both, linking them together. We seldom see clusters of these stange fluorite formations! Hard to video, it is more obvious in person. Stunning gem cubic faces jut out from the top, and the piece is complete all around and unusually volumetric. Dr. Stephen Neely #170 small cabinet Elmwood collection, to Scott Kleine Collection (he tried to collect unique examples of this weird habit), and later to us.