6.2" Purple Violet FLUORITE Sharp Cubic Crystals Minerva Mine Illinois for sale

$100.00
Product Code: EB0319FPIL7
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Location Minerva Mine #1, Cave-In-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size 6.2" x 4.1" x 2.5"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is a fine cubic fluorite specimen from a classic locality: the world-famous Minerva #1 Mine. The Illinois mines closed in the early 1990s, so large cabinet pieces like this one are increasingly hard to find. The color is a rich deep purple-violet, and the fluorite is sharply crystallized with some fascinating cubic step-growth on the faces that has the appearance of a cityscape seen from overhead.