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Benstonite on Calcite over Fluorite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

 
Benstonite on Calcite over Fluorite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Benstonite on Calcite over Fluorite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Benstonite on Calcite over Fluorite from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

DESCRIPTION:No. 62289
Mineral:Benstonite on Calcite over Fluorite
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Translucent yellow scalenohedral calcite crystals to 60 mm over translucent yellow fluorite. The calcite crystals have a thin coating of white benstonite covering the surfaces. A few of the calcite crystals have cleaved terminations.
Overall Size:12x12x8 cm
Crystals:micro to 60 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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