Color-zoned Fluorite on Rubyjack Sphalerite

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A classic and very showy combination thumbnail from the famous Elmwood Mine. A lustrous, translucent, fluorite cube is aesthetically set on splendent, partially gemmy, rubyjack sphalerite crystals. The fluorite has intense, stepped-growth faces, giving a flashy, scintiallating look and classic, darker purple, edge phantoms surrounding the near-colorless core. This striking fluorite is complete and nearly pristine, with only a bit of edgewear. A very fine, older combination specimen from this noted locale. MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!

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