Fluorite, Calcite

Specimen ID: RV2-VWY

Fluorite : CaF2
Calcite : CaCO3
Mindat locality:
6cm x 5cm x 3cm

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Translucent, purple fluorite crystals up to 4 cm with white calcite crystals (1 mm) on the face. When rear illuminated, the purple color is very intense. From the famous southern Illinois fluorite mines, now closed forever. Overall size of mineral specimen: 6x5x3 cm. Size of individual crystals: 1-40 mm.
John Betts - 23rd February 2003
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