Fluorite, Gaskins Mine, Minerva Oil Company, Pope County, Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1970's, Tolonen Collection, Miniature 2.5 x 4.0 x 5.5 cm $250. Online 1/15. SOLD.
Fluorite cubes zoned in pastel yellow, purple and blue stacked and interconnected with no point of attachment. The surface on one side is lustrous and semi-transparent with fine etched lines scored across the surface while the opposite side is matte and frosted luster and semi-translucent. Aesthetic in any position. Small corner cleaves on crystals. Miniatures from the Gaskins Mine are rare: normally specimens are at least small cabinet and most are medium to large in size. Tolonen Collection. Entered into Ross C. Lillie Collection database as RCL2533.