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Celestite, Sub-Rosiclare Level, Livingston Trend, Annabel Lee Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois, Mined May 1991, ex. Roy Smith Collection, Miniature, 3.5 x 4.2 x 6.5 cm, $250. Online Nov. 21.


  • $ 25000

Prior to the opening of the Annabel Lee Mine, celestite was an exceedingly rare mineral from Southern Illinois.  However, a series of pockets were found in the late 1980's that rewrote the book for celestite occurrences in the district.  This specimen is a group of discoidal crystals with bright luster and classic light blue-gray color.  In top condition.