Fluorite - Zoned with Calcite
Annabel Lee Mine, Bethel Level, North End, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.5 x 5.3 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
Pre Holiday 2017
A classic Cave in Rock Fluorite with yellow and orange cores and purple outer zoning. Some well defined etching and pitting contrasts well with the sharper corners and edges. The Calcites are distinctive of the Annabelle Lee mine, and quite a nice esthetic addition. The condition of the display face is very good the only damage or contacting is the outer edges and backside where this was removed. A lot of good display impact for the size. Choice Fluorites of this quality are fast becoming very very expensive. As the mines have now been closed for decades, there will never be more of these and only turn up in older collections.