Strontianite and Fluorite, Rosiclare Level Minerva #1 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois, Mined April 1995, Tolonen Collection, Miniature 4.0 x 4.5 x 6.8 cm, $250. Online 1/16 SOLD
Combination of pastel pink strontianite and blue fluorite. This specimen was collected from the finest pink strontianite pocket I am aware of from the Minerva #1, specifically, April/May 1995. The hole was located just below the back and uncovered during pillar-robbing. Nearly all of the best pieces were collected by Eugene Turner who ran the Jack-Leg in that drift. This piece is good in terms of association with fluorite as many were purely strontianite. Typical edge chips on several terminations as all of these seem to have. Tolonen Collection.