Calcite on Fluorite, Knight Vein Knight Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Rosiclare District Southern Illinois, Mined c. mid-1970s, Dr. Perry & Anne Bynum Collection, Medium Cabinet 7.0 x 7.0 x 9.0 cm, $250. Online 11/2 SOLD
The Knight Mine is in the Rosiclare District and as such is a vein-type ore body. Note the clear and lavender color of the fluorite and parallel growth of waxy luster crystal as characteristic of vein-type fluorspar. Also, the combination with white calcite scalenohedra is classic from the district. in excellent condition. Dr. Perry & Anne Bynum Collection. Mined c. mid-late 1970s.