Fluorite and Barite (repair 1x), Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois attr; Rosiclare Level, Minerva #1 Mine Medium cabinet 4 x 7 x 13 cm $125. Online 5/16. SOLD.
Pretty combination of light purple fluorite and snowy/white barite with a glisteny sheen. Note: the matrix is a massive form of barite from an earlier phase, partially dissolved and then over-grown with later better crystallized form. Location attributed to Minerva #1 Mine from nature and color of barite, presence of tiny calcites on matrix, color and size of fluorite crystals, and era collection was put together. One small repair on very edge of specimen where a small chip of barite was put back in place. Unusual and attractive piece from Dr. H. Perry and Anne Bynum Collection. Mined c. 1960s-1970s.