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Benstonite on Fluorite
stock #15.1-967-(SM3121)
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.7 x 5.7 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Benstonite in unusual distinct crystals clustered on Fluorite cubes. Ex Charles Noll collection, a choice example of this uncommon mineral that has always been a very desirable rarity from this region. The Fluorite cubes are also very sharp and clean with strong Fluorescence. These are only available from older collections and most are just a whitish coating on other minerals. This almost certainly came from the Minerva mine but the label does not give that specific detail so we leave this listed as Cave-in Rock only.
Barite on Fluorite
stock #AX-13-013
Minerva Mine #1, Rosiclare Level, Cave in Rock
Illinois, United States
10.4 x 6.5 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

Sharp contrast of the bluish white Barite crystals with the purple Fluorites in a classic combination. Ex York collection. This is dated 1992, so it is from the last part of the mining period. In fine condition the Barites are all perfect, undamaged, there are some very tiny cleaves on Fluorites that is not noticeable. A modern US classic that is better in person.
Fluorite- Zoned classic
stock #18.1-107
Annabel Lee Mine, Bethel Level, North End, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
7.5 x 6.1 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring update

Great zoning of orange/yellow to purple cubes with very fine translucency. Classic old specimen from the Anabelle Lee mine in a complex cluster of jumbled elongated cubes that displays well on several angles. Small edge bruises and etched contacts keep this from being a super expensive specimen, but it is forgivable with such rich color, habit and geometry. Relatively affordable, beautiful and classic.
Fluorite - zoned - with Calcite
stock #17.1-685
Annabel Lee Mine, Bethel Level, North End, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.5 x 5.3 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
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.
Fluorite - zoned, classic yellow-purple
stock #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.
Barite flower-like clusters
stock #16.1-661
Rosiclare level, Minerva Mine #1, Minerva Oil Co, Cave-in-Rock district
Illinois, United States
5.8 x 3.9 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


Outstanding quality and esthetics with a pale blue color, this is attractive from every angle of view. The Barites were overshadowed by the great Fluorites from the mine and relatively few were collected, they are now scarce in any quality.
Fluorite and Calcite (selective overgrowths)
stock #9.1-093
Rosiclare level, Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
7.9 x 6.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Fall 2015

Choice, colorful purple and yellow zoned Fluorite crystals epitaxialy coated on some edges by gemmy scalenohedral Calcites. 1970's vintage specimen ex. Ernie Schichter, this is quite showy and in very good condition. Better in person, these are usually quite a bit more expensive in this quality.
Fluorite with phantoms
stock #AX- 20-157
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

Excellent form and sharp edged cubes typify this fine old Cave in Rock Fluorite. In excellent condition and with a nice contrasting matrix of tiny golden Sphalerites and white Calcites. Moderate backlighting makes this glow deep purple hues and the phantoms are very evident. Backside contacting is typical but the 3 dimensional presentation is much better than usual.
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