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Witherite - fine US classic
stock #15.1-1060 CN-2017
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.8 x 6.7 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $750


An excellent old time USA Witherite with great form from the Minerva #1 mine. Classic early 1960s vintage. Ex Dufoe and Noll collections, with fat barrel shape crystals showing well stepped striations on the edges. This specimen also has a good light yellow-orange color and is much more attractive than the more usual plain white. Alston Moor in England and the Minerva mine, (all long closed) produced all of the fine Witherites ever found. Fine pieces like this are now only available from older collections and getting very scarce. This is an especially choice piece, has great wet look luster and displays great from several angles.
Fluorite - zoned, classic yellow- purple
stock #17.1-AX-29=058
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.1 x 4.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Pre Holiday 2017

An American classic, sharp Fluorite with excellent color and form from the Minerva #1. Complex cubic stepping and hoppers on several faces and a few Chalcopyrite crystals add a nice accent. The Fluorite cubes are very sharp, in fine condition, colorful and translucent to transparent. Looks great from several angles and with backlighting is really dramatic. The photos here are NOT backlit so it looks as it will in a typical display without special lighting. Sadly such quality Illinois Fluorites are fast becoming rare and expensive. No damage except on the underside where it was attached, this is choice and clean on all display faces.
Calcite on Flourite
stock #ALEC-20-158
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.8 x 5 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $260


Delicate and esthetic slender crystals of calcite are perched in a jackstraw jumble on purple Fluorite. Despite a few cleaved tips this still displays super well. Classic old time specimen, this sort of material is now quite uncommon.
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