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18 specimens found
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Barite rosette form
stock #18-AX-7-099
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
4.5 x 3.6 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Dec 2018

Delicate rosette of sharp Barite crystals from the Cave in Rock Fluorite region of Southern Illinois. Translucent sharp blades are up to 1.8 CM there is some edge transparency and zoning. In unusually fine condition, all the main crystals are complete and undamaged. Ex Larry White collection. Surprisingly few good Barites of any size were collected at the time the mines were working. This is a choice and affordable example.
Calcite on zoned Fluorite
stock #18.1-438
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Haris Creek Sub-district, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.5 x 4.8 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

The corner section of a zoned Fluorite crystal (purple-blue with yellow core) is the matrix for a cluster of Calcite in transparent scalenohedral forms. Several Calcites have a milky phantom in the center, and contrast well with the Fluorite. Ex. Hitchings collection, this was purchased in 1990. The Fluorite is a partial crystal cleaved as seen, the Calcites are in excellent condition, only one cleave found on the backside, the front display face is pristine. With backlighting this glows and the color is very strong.
Fluorite - purple, blue, yellow etc
stock #18-AX-18-064
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Haris Creek Sub-district, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.1 x 6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Worldwide mix summer

A choice, sharp old Rosiclaire, Illinois Fluorite dusted with a little sparkling Quartz. Very good translucency, this backlights very well and shows multiple internal colors. In sunlight or daylight balanced light sources this is a nice blue with hints of yellow and some red internal color. Incandescent lighting turns this a more purple color. Overall in very good condition, a close exam finds some very tiny edge bruises but these are clearly not distracting yet keep the price low. Better in person, strong display and now getting very hard to find this quality at reasonable costs.
Benstonite on Fluorite
stock #15.1-967-SM-3121
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 #18-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.
SOLD Fluorite- very clear blue-purple phantoms
stock #SOLD 9.1-097
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.1 x 5 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring update

Outstanding classic Fluorite. A transparent, lustrous and very sharp cluster of fine zoned cubes with the elusive glassy quality that made the Minerva mine so important. Ex Ernie Schlichter in excellent condition, I can find just one small cleave on the backside, the display sides are pristine. The color is especially vivid in person. A few small dark cubes and Calcites are at the bottom and add some contrast to the main very bright crystals. Looks fine from several angles, the few available pieces in this quality range are fast getting rare and very costly.
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-A18x
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.
18 specimens found
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