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LG-IL3  Galena, Fluorite, - Hill Ledford Mine, Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois ; 7.5 x 8.5 cm, Good representative combination from one of the earlier mines of the district.  This one was collected in the 1960's and has picked up a few dings over the years.  $25 
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LG-IL6  Calcite on Fluorite - Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois ; 15 x 12 cm;  Large cabinet sample with large dark purple cubes of fluorite to 6.5 cm on edge nicely sprinkled with calcite crystals.  The back shown in the bottom pic is completely covered with calcite crystals.  Some nicks here and there but still nice especially for the size and priced right. $65  Reserved
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LG-IL7  Strontianite on Calcite - Minerva Mine #1, Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois,  10 x 7 cm; Nearly identical to  the other one that sold.  These are very distinctive and must have bee a small isolated find as I have never seen any except in the lot these came from.  The color of the close-up is accurate. $60 Reserved
fluorite_pope2a.jpg (52264 bytes) LG-IL9  Fluorite  - Gaskin Mine (?), Pope Co., Illinois ; 14 x 9.5 cm, Even living in the Midwest near the fluorite districts you rarely see examples from Pope County.  Large pale purple cubes showing some damage with some brown aragonite (?) on one side.  This old material is often fluorescent unlike most Cave-In-Rock District samples.  $35Reserved
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LG_IL10  Fluorite and Galena - Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin County, IL, 8 x 7.5 cm;  Nice combination specimen in excellent condition.  The crystals rest on a sparkling 2 cm thick bed of microsphalerite crystals.  The fluorite crystals are a dark purple like the cl;ose-up picture in person.  From my personal collection.   $65 Reserved
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LG-IL11  Galena with Sphalerite coating Fluorite - Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois ; 13 x 7 cm, Very unique sample with galena and sphalerite almost as a pseudomorph after fluorite.  I tried quite a few times to show the cubic shape from the large fluorite crystal but couldn't capture it in my pics.   This one was previously in my personal collection and would make a great addition to any suite of Southern Illinois minerals. $125
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LG-IL12  Fluorite - Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois ; 13 x 9.5 cm, Large dark purple cubes to 5.5 cm a side with minor barite.   Small barite almost completely covers the backside.  Good large  sample in very good condition for its size and price $50 SOLD
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LG-IL14  Fluorite - Hill - Ledford Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois ; 10 x 8 cm, Old timer crystallized all around showing the classic Hill - Ledford look.  Mini fluorite cubes cover the larger dark purple cubes surface (see the bottom pic) This is a floater with no point of contact.  Minor cleaves to a few corners $45 Reserved
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LG-IL15  Fluorite on Sphalerite- Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois, 11 x 8 cm;  Super combination of Elmwood looking sphalerite with a nice scattering of  gemmy fluorite cubes.  Nice cab size display piece. $85  Reserved
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LG-IL16  Fluorite on Sphalerite - Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., IL, 12 x 8 cm; Gemmy purple fluorite crystals resting on a bed of dark lustrous sphalerite.  

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LG-IL20  Galena and Sphalerite - Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., IL, 12 x 10 cm;  Large sulfide combination from S. Illinois.  There is minor fluorite in association to verify its not from the Lead-zinc mines of nearby missouri.  A few rubs to some of the sphalerite crystals but a great large reference sample for the price.  $35 Reserved

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