Elmwood, Smith County, Tennessee
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 7.7 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 05/05/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Despite the fact that there are only a handful of minerals found at the Elmwood mine, they are among the most recognizable minerals in the world. The classic purple Fluorites are a favorite among collectors, and it's easy to see why. This piece features a few sharp, GEM/gemmy, beautiful purple color, "phantom" cubic crystals of Fluorite measuring up to 3.6 cm on edge sitting on a small amount of Sphalerite matrix. A classic example of an Elmwood Fluorite. There a few rough edges on some of the Fluorites, but it is still a good representative display specimen of this well knonw material. The cubes are actually slightly yellow in the center, which is a nice touch. This piece is close to 30 years old, and is a worthwhile display piece especially coming from this prominent and celebrated zinc ore body!

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