Calcite & Barite on Fluorite (classic locale)

Sub-Rosiclare Level, Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
Cabinet, 12.8 x 10.0 x 8.0 cm
Start Time: 09/11/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Dramatic variably shaped bundles of beautiful glassy gem yellow-orange calcite scalenohedrons in striking parallel growth cover all sides of this impressive large mounded 360-degree combination from the famous Minerva Mine. Patches of snow-white barite are a super contrast and accessory. Really beautiful, all around! AND, the base shows the calcite and barite grew over bi-colored, purple and yellow fluorite, as a bonus. Complete all-around and nearly pristine, with only a bit of out-of-sight periphery wear on the back of the piece. Comes with a custom-made circular lucite base and 2.5 inch engraved triangular lucite label, valued at $225 for free. An exceptional large example of this uncommon calcite crystal habit with fine gemmy crystals and accessories from this noted locale.