Calcite on Fluorite, Rosiclare Level, Main Orebody, Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Mining Company, Harris Creek District, S. Illinois, Pillar-robbing March 1994, Kalaskie Collection #42-18, Miniature 4.7 x 5.2 x 5.5 cm, $350. Online 1/14
The Denton Mine started producing ore in early 1980. The minerals were new and distinct such as this piece from a rich section of ore near the shaft. It displays the characteristic lustrous, modified calcite crystals preferentially overgrown on yellow and purple fluorite with chalcopyrite inclusions. Fluorite to 5.0 cm on edge. In excellent condition. Pillar-robbing near the shop March 1994. Betty Kalaskie Collection #42-18.