Celestite on Fluorite, Lower-Rosiclare Level Annabel Lee Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Mining Company, Harris Creek District, S. Illinois, Mined 1985, Kalaskie Collection #42-102, Miniature 4.5 x 4.5 x 7.0 cm, $125. Online Jan. 28
Prior to the opening of the Annabel Lee Mine, celestite from the district was incredibly rare. The first great finds from this locality came out in 1985 from the Lower-Rosiclare Level: a lesser producing horizon. This is a nice combination of the typical deep purple fluorite with light blues celestite druse typical of these first discoveries. Main fluorite crystals to 4.3 cm across. One tiny cleave on a fluorite. Mined 1985. Betty Kalaskie Collection #42-102.