Specimen #517

Name: Calcite on fluorite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Denton Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois, USA

Favorite? Y

Fluorescent? N

Size: 11.5 x 9 x 8 cm

Weight: 1204

Acquired: 2007-10-08

Source: Trinity: Keith Hayes

Label: Y

Comment: Sparkly, drusy calcite on floater portion of large purple fluorite cube. The largest cube portion is 9 cm across. The back side has healed and is covered with tiny crystals of fluorite. The piece is transparent with a strong backlighting, but it is so big it is tough to photograph. A few minor dings, but this is a large specimen from a great defunct locality. (Picture does not do this justice, coating is sparkly silver)

Minerals: Calcite (CaCO3) Fluorite (CaF2)

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