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 1/14
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 producing horizon not normally found in the mines. 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 of smaller fluorite. Mined 1985. Betty Kalaskie Collection #42-102.