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Quartz on Fluorite, Deardorff Mine Sub-Rosiclare Level, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District Southern Illinois, Mined ca. early 1940s - 1950s, Noll Collection #CN98, Miniature 6.0 x 7.0 x 7.5 cm, $300. Online 07/11. SOLD


  • $ 30000

Glassy fluorite zoned in blue light gray and purple with associated drusy quartz. Specimens from this era are rare on the market especially those in fine condition such as this piece. Note the light smoky tinge to the quartz as evidence of hydrocarbon inclusions. Mined ca. 1940s-1950s. Provenance: Jim DuFoe collection; sold to Charles Noll ca. early 1970s. Noll Collection #98 (a very early piece in his collection). Entered into Ross C. Lillie database as RCL2604.