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The minerals shown on this page are some of my favorite specimens I have sold in the past.  They now reside in collections around the world.

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Barite on Fluorite on Sphalerite - Rosiclare Level, Minerva Mine #1, Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., IL,   19 x 11 cm:

Extra large "Old-Timer" I got from the J. Johnson Collection.  Old label states it was collected in 1957.  This is a two sided piece with white bladed barite mostly covering etched yellow (not as yellow as in the photos) fluorite on one side.  The other side is covered with reddish sphalerite crystals.  A unique piece to add to a suite of  Southern Illinois minerals.  Midwest collector Harris Precht (many of the pictures in the Rocks and Minerals Magazines article on the fluorite mines were his specimens) thought it looked nice and helped to appraise it. 

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Fluorite - Calcite on Fluorite - Bethel Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., IL; 21 x 16 cm (9 Pounds!)

Looking for a centerpiece for your display case?  Here it is.  Large mound of  yellow zoned (more blue in color in person) cubes in excellent condition.  The crystals are ecthed around the base and get bright and lustrous as you move up.  I only noticed one broken corner which had a clean cleave so it doesn't detract from the display.   Quite simply an awesome piece in color and aesthetics.  Not many of these available anymore. 

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Calcite on Fluorite - Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., IL;  13 x 9 cm

Hundreds of dogtooth calcite crystals completely cover a pair of fluorite cubes.  Some dinged crystals but they don't detract without close inspection.  Nice display piece for a suite. 

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Large white balls of strontianite to 2 cm and smaller sprays of crystals almost cover the calcite crystals below which cover a fluorite base.  Super cabinet size piece in excellent condition. 

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Choice unusual specimen with great aesthetics.  Yellow and purple zoned fluorite on a sparkling mound of white barite crystals.  A chipped corner on the secondary cube but man does this look nice. 

tn_whiteite.jpg (46718 bytes) Whiteite - Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada; Choice complete and huge for the species brown excellent 3 cm single crystal from the type locality.

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