Celestite on Fluorite, Sub-Rosiclare Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1987-1988, Tolonen Collection, Miniature 3.0 x 4.5 x 5.8 cm, $650. Online 1/15 SOLD.
Lustrous blue prismatic celestite richly grouped on deep purple fluorite. The Annabel Lee mine produced a number of exceptionally fine celestite specimens from sensational finds in late 1987-1998. This is a superlative miniature from the era. Great visual balance and quality. Advance mining ca. late 1987-mid-1988. Tolonen Collection. Entered into Ross C. Lillie Collection database as RCL2532.