3.3" Gemmy Purple-Violet Cleaved FLUORITE OCTAHEDRON Crystal Illinois for sale

$225.00
Product Code: EB0219FLOCT4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size 3.3" Tip-to-Tip; 2.3" on edge
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Here is a large fluorite octahedron from the Denton Mine. The fluorite has been cleaved along its natural cleavage planes, into the shape of an octahedron. The crystal is mostly a rich purple violet, with one area of clear-white, and fairly transparent. Large octahedrons like this have become hard to find since the mines closed in the mid-1990s.