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Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

 
Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

DESCRIPTION:No. 64410
Mineral:Barite on Sphalerite with Bitumen
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Lustrous transparent-to-translucent white bladed barite crystals to 11 mm completely covering crystallized translucent brown sphalerite with areas of bitumen. The barite crystals fluoresce white under SW UV illumination and phosphoresce in the dark. Ex. Morse collection
Overall Size:10.5x8x3 cmm
Crystals:1-11 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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