Sphalerite and Galena, Deardorff Mine attr., Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois, Mined ca. 1950s - 1960s, Fowler Collection, Small Cabinet 4.5 x 5.5 x 9.0 cm, $45. Online 7/19. SOLD
Combination of lustrous, deep brown sphalerite with slate gray cubic galena. Nice example of very rich sulfide ore from mining ca. early 1960s. Mine attribution based on morphology of sphalerite, association with galena and employment history of collector. Associated purple fluorite and trace of calcite. Excellent condition. Wayne Fowler Collection.