Witherite and Calcite with Fluorite, Bethel Level, Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Southern Illinois attr: Minerva Oil Company Miniature 2 x 4.5 x 5 cm $250. Online 9/3. SOLD.
Doubly terminated witherite, 3 cm, on calcite with associated purple fluorite. The witherite habit is pseudohexagonal with slightly hoppered basal pinacoids nicknamed 'Buttercup' in the district. The specimen has no point of attachment and no damage. Mined c. 1960s. Roy Smith Collection.