Calcite and Sphalerite on Fluorite, Rosiclare Level, Main Ore Body, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1981-1982, Tolonen Collection, Miniature 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm, $650. SOLD
Top miniature showing 'bottle cap' habit fluorite. First generation is medium purple with associated calcite and sphalerite, second generation is a very light, pastel purple, 1.8 cm on edge, with higher transparency enabling underlying fluorite to be visible as a silhouette. Rare and in great condition. Tolonen collection. Entered into Ross C. Lillie Collection database as RCL2531.