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WC8-FN1Fluorite : CaF2, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 5 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.7 cm

5.0 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm. Here we have one of the great "classics" from the United States. Some of the most colorful and stunning Fluorite specimens ever found in the United States (or virtually any world locality) are those from Hardin County, Illinois. This district produced literally tons upon tons of some of the finest quality, multi-colored Fluorite the world has ever seen. This specimen features a predominant, sharp, gemmy lustrous, cubic "phantom" crystal of Fluorite measuring 2.6 cm on edge. The colors range from a sky blue and sapphire blue exterior to a reddish-purple hue to alternating zones of gold and lilac hues. The quality is excellent, and the main crystal is virtually damage free on the display side. The final touch to the piece is a small, sharp, lustrous, bright golden color crystal of Chalcopyrite which is frozen inside of the main Fluorite cube. Like all specimens from this area, the color always looks better in sunlight, and the crystals are more vibrant when viewed outdoors. This area is completely closed down and there will never be any more Fluorite mined there. A colorful and gemmy full-sized miniature specimen of this well known material.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 345610     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 299   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 465 x 421 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

JYQ-UAKFluorite : CaF2

Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm

10.5 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm. Classic, large, color-zoned fluorite cubes to 7.0 cm form a striking and excellent cabinet specimen from the famous Denton Mine. Intense, grape-purple interiors are overlain by pretty water-blue exteriors on the translucent crystals. Crystal faces are preferentially highly lustrous, with micro stepped-growth to matte, low lustre. Classic, highly representative material from this noted locale, mined in 1994, according to the accompanying label. Right at the end of active mining in this renowned district.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 323883     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 343   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 465 x 388 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

JLR-DY1Fluorite : CaF2, Calcite : CaCO3, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Multiple photos available
Minerva No. 1 Mine Ozark-Mahoning Group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 5.8 cm

12.5 x 10.5 x 5.8 cm. An excellent cabinet fluorite specimen from the famed Minerva #1 Mine of Southern Illinois. This lustrous, translucent, color-zoned crystal has the classic yellow core with vivid bands of blue and purple. The backlit photo highlights the distinctive and gorgeous color zoning. The frosted, striking stepped faces (especially the front) are sprinkled with sparkly chalcopyrite microcrystals. This piece is a near floater, with only a couple of points of attachment and the back holds a real bonus. Gemmy, colorless to light amber, calcite rhombs cover the back and one edge.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 260129     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 286   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 750 x 598 pixels (0.4 Mpix)

H5T-RQHFluorite : CaF2

Minerva No. 1 Mine Ozark-Mahoning Group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 7.9 cm x 6.2 cm x 5.7 cm

7.9 x 6.2 x 5.7 cm. Two large, intergrown fluorite crystals showing dramatic zoning, with a golden-yellow core outlined in purple, enclosed in a light teal layer. The larger crystal is 5 cm along the edge.
Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 188142     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 333   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 482 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

KCR-4X8Fluorite : CaF2

Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Cubic crystal (5 cm) with "phantom" - Photo : Yvan LEMEUR

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 9th Jan 2007
Copyright: © YCL      Photo ID: 77748     Uploaded by: Yvan Lemeur   View Count: 781   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1172 x 975 pixels (1.1 Mpix)

NUG-4K2Fluorite : CaF2

Minerva No. 1 Mine Ozark-Mahoning Group, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 8.1 cm x 7.2 cm x 3.4 cm

This is an exquisite grouping of interlocked crystals of color zoned fluorite. The crystals, which reach 3 cm across, are a light blue with yellow cores along with thin purple zoning. The crystals exhibit gemminess, and waxy luster. There is also minor but lustrous sphalerite and a 1 cm across, twinned, colorless, calcite crystal. This is a lovely example of Illinois fluorite, so sculptural and unique compared to the more blocky types which predominate, and you can see why somebody who is generally a gem species collector really loved this one so much. The piece is a complete floater, crystallized minutely, if roughly, all across the backside. It is as nearly pristine on front as one would expect of a Smale collection piece; with one rehealed corner cleave near the base that occurred in geologic time, and one small, trivial cleave off a small cube's lower corner. 8.1 x 7.2 x 3.4 cm

Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 51133     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 872   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 491 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

Y2A-3DUFluorite : CaF2

Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm x 6 cm

This fine, sky blue, transparent, fluorite specimen has deep purple centers, which give it an ethereal quality because they look phantomlike tucked back behind so much blue zoning. This is a great display piece of an increasingly rare American classic! The largest crystal measures 6 cm across. It also fluoresces a deep, rich purple color. The label indicates that this piece was mined in 1981. NOTE: NOT ZINN . FROM THE TOM WIESNER FLUORITE COLLECTION (a major Illinois stash), part of which i got at the same time 12.5 x 12.5 x 6 cm

Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 39598     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 778   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 453 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

4ME-DAHFluorite : CaF2, Sphalerite : ZnS

Annabel Lee mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 7.2 cm x 4.8 cm x 3.4 cm

This crystal, intricately zoned, has the best glassy and gemmy qualities you could ask for. It is centrally perched on matrix. They just don't make them much better! The mines are now closed, and specimens of this quality simply haven't been available in years at ANY price. As expensive as they may seem now to those of us who remember picking through tonnes of the stuff as a kid, they can only go up in price further as demand continues for those who want to own a great US classic, and yet the supply now is only from recycled collections. Even when common, though, this one would stand out for quality... 7.2 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm

Copyright: © Rob Lavinsky      Photo ID: 37483     Uploaded by: Robert Lavinsky   View Count: 633   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 600 x 477 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

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