Calcite on Fluorite, Rosiclare Level, Main Orebody Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois, Mined 1983, Miniature 2.5 x 2.8 x 4.0 cm, $200. Online 9/2. SOLD
Perfect, lustrous orange calcite, 3.5 cm, perched on calcite covered purple fluorite. Exceptional provenance: Collected by Dan Spivey: company surveyor; gifted to Ross Lillie; sold to Dave Straw in 1987 (Straw Collection #286); acquired by William Severance at Bloomington Swap (Severance Collection #93.38); re-acquired by Ross Lillie at Springfield 2016. Choice miniature from the great producing days of the mine. No damage.