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SOLD Fluorite with Calcite, Rosiclare Level, Crystal/Victory Complex, Spar Mountain Area, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois Large cabinet 5.5 x 14.5 x 21 cm, $450. Online 3/30


  • $ 45000

Mounded plate of zoned light yellow and purple fluorite with abundant lustrous, low-angle rhomb, colorless calcite. The specimen was found loose in the pocket with calcite richly covering the matrix side and edges. Fluorite crystals to 2 cm on edge with satin luster. Classic specimen from this complex. Collected/mined circa early 1960s. Note light brown areas in matrix as oxidized zones characteristic of this ore body. One broken 'knob' towards edge and a few chips on perimeter of specimen. Provenance: Dr. Perry & Anne Bynum Collection (acquired in district circa early 1960s); bequeathed to daughter Ellen; sold to Ross Lille 10/16. Bynum Collection.  Entered into Ross C. Lillie database as RCL2637.