Fluorite and Sphalerite, Rosiclare Level, Lillie Pod North End, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1984, Tolonen Collection, Small Cabinet 5.5 x 7.0 x 9.0 cm, $1200. Online 1/15. SOLD.
Branching lustrous brown sphalerite in combination with light purple fluorite on Ste. Genevieve Limestone Matrix. Great condition and a very aesthetic specimen from advance mining ca. 1984. This is unique in my experience from the Denton Mine. The only other location where I have seen 'stalactitic' or 'stalagmatic' sphalerite is the Hill-Ledford Mine and of those I have only actually seen one: that piece residing in the Carnegie Museum- Section of Minerals. Tolonen Collection. Entered into Ross C. Lillie Collection database as RCL2546.