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Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

 
Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Calcite with Galena from Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 71768
Mineral:Calcite with Galena
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Extraordinarily large (and heavy!) cluster of lustrous translucent pale-brown scalenohedral calcite crystals to 35 mm covering a core of purple fluorite with a 90 mm gray-metallic galena crystal with surfaces composed of smaller parallel crystal faces. Collected ca. 1985
Overall Size:30x25x18 cm
Crystals:5-90 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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