Barite, Bethel Level, West Green Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1960's, Ross C. Lillie Collection #RCL2712, Medium Cabinet 5.0 x 8.0 x 11.5 cm, $350. Online 8/17.
Sharp, lustrous chisel point bladed barite with associated light purple fluorite in matrix. Properly identified specimens from the West Green Mine are exceedingly rare even though the ore body was one of the finest in the Cave-in-Rock district. Mined circa 1960s. One small broken crystal. A significant specimen. Entered into Ross C. Lillie database as RCL 2712.