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Mineral Specimen #4462    Fluorite

Hardin Co., Illinois

Ex. A. Neely, 1960s

The color of this Fluorite specimen is a very attractive reddish viole/purple colort over pale, straw yellow. The purple is a very thin layer and mottled in places. Three of the corners are without the purple layer and the underlying straw yellow Fluorite shows. The Fluorite is semi transparent and the surfaces have a medium, glossy luster. There are a few, small dark colored Sphalerite crystals scattered across the surfaces and two small areas with druze Calcite crystals. This is an old timer and likely from the Rosiclaire mining district.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Some minor chipping on edges and corners - has not be oiled.

10.5 x 8.8 x 5 cm


This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Fluorite | Minerals Priced Between 200 and 299 Dollars