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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 69522
Mineral:Barite and Sphalerite
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Aesthetic formation of lustrous translucent brown-black sphalerite crystals to 20 mm intermixed with white barite crystals in hemispherical formations to 20 mm across. The contrast of the white barite and dark sphalerite is very attractive. Ex. Roy A. Smith (1935-2014) collection #M1347; acquired from former miner Bear Foster ca. 1992
Overall Size:9x7.5x6 cm
Crystals:5-20 mm
Status: For reference only
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