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Fluorite with spherical Barite and Bitumen inclusions from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

 
Fluorite with spherical Barite and Bitumen inclusions from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Fluorite with spherical Barite and Bitumen inclusions from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Fluorite with spherical Barite and Bitumen inclusions from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Fluorite with spherical Barite and Bitumen inclusions from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

DESCRIPTION:No. 55111
Mineral:Fluorite with spherical Barite and Bitumen inclusions
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Transparent corner crystal of fluorite with glassy crystal faces. The fluorite has a translucent yellow core with transparent blue and purple outer zones. Note the unusual spherical inclusions of white barite and black bitumen (petroleum). Ex. Dr. N. Luppescu, originally acquired from D. Willis; collected Nov. 1990
Overall Size:8x7x4 cm
Crystals:20-65 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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