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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite and Sphalerite from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite and Sphalerite from Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois

DESCRIPTION:No. 80401
Mineral:Fluorite and Sphalerite
Locality:Minerva #1 Mine, Rosiclare Level, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
Description:Lustrous dark-purple cubic fluorite crystals to 26 mm on a complex group of dark brown-black sphalerite crystals to 25 mm. The fluorite crystals have yellow core zones that fluoresce white-yellow under UV illumination. Ex. R. Holmes collection Flu-56; ; originally acquired from R. Lillie; mined in 1991
Overall Size:9.5x5x4.5 cm
Crystals:3-26 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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