Fluorite and Calcite, Bethel Level Minerva #1 Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1994-1995, Tolonen Collection, Miniature 2.2 x 3.0 x 5.8 cm, $125. Online 1/13. SOLD.
Light purple fluorite with calcite and no point of attachment. This specimen was collected from very old workings during pillar-robbing in 1994-1995. Minerva Oil Company mined this area first in the mid-1940s. Note the tetra hex faces and overall satin luster and nature of calcite as indicative of this area in Minerva. In excellent condition. Tolonen collection.