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Calcite on Fluorite and Sphalerite, Bethel Level, North End Annabel Lee Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois, Mined ca. 1985-1988, Koster Collection #00444, Small Cabinet 4.0 x 5.5 x 7.5 cm, $450. Online 3/11. SOLD.


  • $ 45000

Lustrous zoned rich yellow and light blue fluorite with associated calcite and sphalerite. Note the localized etched surfaces of fluorite as evidence of barite dissolution. Resinous brown sphalerite and rice-like grains of calcite characteristic of the Bethel Level. Mined ca. 1985-1988. Tiny cleave on corner of fluorite. Sam & Ann Koster Collection #00444. Entered into Ross C. Lillie database as RCL2584.