Fluorite covered with Bitumen & Calcite, Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois

Product Code: fl128

Stock Level: 1

Price: $349.99

Fluorite covered with Bitumen & Calcite, Minerva #1 Mine,
Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin County, Illinois
7.62 cm x 5.27 cm x 3.2 cm

Here is a very unusual specimen from this famous fluorite mine.

The specimen has a number of beautiful, undamaged, honey colored Scalenohedral Calcite crystals dramatically perched on top of beautiful Yellow and purple zoned fluorite that is covered in a very high gloss bitumen coating.

The deep black bitumen has a mirror luster and looks slightly deep purple in some areas due to some etching of the fluorite surface.

Very dramatic 3D looking specimen. Very hard to let this one go for sure.