DescriptionFluorite & Baryte on Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Purple, lots and lots of ... purple: that's the theme for this three-component mix of classic Elmwood minerals. The light purple Fluorite cubes are like ants at a picnic; almost completely covering the shining, deep red-brown Sphalerite crystals that are the supports for both the Fluorite and the pale cream-yellow "gobs" of granular Baryte. There is one Fluorite cube about 1 inch (2.5 cm) on edge and all of the Fluorites show odd growth features on their glassy little faces. Condition appears to be pristine, considering the thousand or so faces on the group's crystals. This mesmerizing piece comes with a custom stand.
Overall Measurements: 7.7 x 6.1 x 2.9 inches (19.5 x 15.6 x 7.3 cm
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.
Condition report available upon request.
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