Fluorite on rubyjack Sphalerite

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.0 x 5.6 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An excellent and showy combination specimen from the famous and now-closed Elmwood Mine. Two, gemmy and lustrous, intergrown, light purple fluorite cubes are jauntily perched on rubyjack sphalerite matrix. The larger cube is 4.5 x 4.4 cm it has SUPER GLASSY and GEMMY corners, typical of many Elmwood fluorites. The rest of the faces are lightly etched and present a beautiful contrast. One lightly bruised corner and trivial edge and facewear on one spot have absolutely minimal impact on the overall presentation of this fine piece. Classic Elmwood combo material, with the gemmy corners being a nice bonus. MUCH BETTER IN PERSON.

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