Barite, Rosiclare Level Victory Mine, Spar Mountain Area, Cave-in-Rock District Southern Illinois, Collected c. 1960s, Dr. Perry & Anne Bynum Collection, Medium Cabinet 5.5 x 11.5 x 11.5 cm, $250. Online 7/28. SOLD.
Hemisphere-like aggregate of stalactitic barite with a sponge barite matrix exhibiting dissolution. A trace of purple fluorite on one edge serves to substantiate the locality. This is an exceedingly rare specimen from the district. Documented pieces from the Spar Mountain Area are really uncommon. In excellent condition. Would compliment any Southern Illinois collection of broad nature. Dr. H. Perry & Anne Bynum Collection.