Fluorite with Quartz, Deardorff Mine attr. Sub-Rosiclare Level, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District Southern Illinois, Mined ca. 1940s - 1950s, Noll Collection #CN1759, Small Cabinet 4.0 x 10.0 x 10.5 cm, $450. Online 07/11. SOLD.
Lovely combination of reddish/purple fluorite encrusted with brilliant quartz. Note two phases of quartz as early tiny druse and secondary well defined isolated and grouped crystals to 1.5 cm. Excellent specimen from mining ca. 1940s-1950s and in top condition. No point of attachment and likely collected from large collapsed pocket. Provenance: Jim DuFoe collection #IIA-41; to Charles Noll #CN1890. Entered into Ross C. Lillie database as RCL2602.