Barite with Hydrocarbons, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois attr: Minerva #1 Mine, Minerva Oil Company Miniature 1.5 x 2.5 x 7.5 cm $25. Online 4/22 SOLD
Elongated group of stalactitic barite showing hollow tubes on the end typical of this morphology. It appears the hydrocarbon-rich end was the contact point and the opposite perhaps contacted in the pocket. A rare occurrence from the district and in great condition. Dr. H. Perry & Anne Bynum Collection. mined c. 1960s-1970s.