Witherite with Alstonite, Bethel Level Minerva #1 Mine attr., Minerva Oil Company attr., Cave-in-Rock District Southern Illinois, Mined ca. 1950s - 1960s, Noll Collection #CN2545, Miniature 2.0 x 5.0 x 8.5 cm, $300. Online 07/08. SOLD.
An undulating plate of exceptionally sharp di-pyramidal witherite with traces of barite on matrix. Excellent quality specimen of this late-stage barium carbonate famous from the Minerva #1 Mine. Mined ca. 1960s. Provenance: Jim DuFoe Collection #IIA-241; sold to Charles Noll ca. 1980s. Charles Noll Collection #2545.