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Witherite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

 
Witherite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Witherite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Witherite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

DESCRIPTION:No. 46481
Mineral:Witherite
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Translucent beige-colored hexagonal witherite crystals in aggregates of parallel, stacked crystals with remnants of matrix in the base. The rear has a v-shaped contact from another crystal. The witherite fluoresces bright white under UV illumination. Ex. Robert P. Bates (1926-2008) collection #28
Overall Size:28x23x22 mm
Crystals:25 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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