ON APPROVAL Fluorite with Chalcopyrite, Sub-Rosiclare Level attr. Deardorff Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois, Mined c. early 1960s, Wayne Fowler Collection, Medium Cabinet 7.0 x 8.0 x 12.0 cm, $125. Online 10/5.
ON APPROVAL Lovely zoned crystals of rosy/purple fluorite with abundant chalcopryite inclusions. Note small spot of hydrocarbons 'pooled' in crevice point on surface. Mine locality and horizon based on color and zoning of fluorite, size of crystals, abundant chalcopyrite inclusions and era of collection. Note also one edge of fluorite has re-healed from brecciation in pocket. Couple of small edge chips from collecting/mining. Wayne Fowler Collection.