Fluorite with Calcite, Sub-Rosiclare Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Harris Creek District Southern Illinois, Mined c. 1989, Sam & Ann Koster Collection #00442, Small Cabinet 5.5 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm, $450. Online 3/4/15. SOLD.
The Poe Pod of the Annabel Lee Mine was a very productive ore body and one that produces a number of unique specimens quickly recognizable. This piece is classic from the pod with a light, pastel purple fluorite with small but deep purple center and associated light barite druse on the surface. The matrix is white calcite. These were produced in the later 1980s. This one mined c. 1989. Pristine condition. Sam & Ann Koster Collection #00442.