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    FLUORITE with BARYTE
    Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

    In addition to Calcite, the Elmwood Mine played host to some unusual combinations of other minerals. As an example, we have a matrix of dark, red-brown Sphalerite, which provided a home for deep purple cubes of Fluorite, one of which is clearly twinned, and mounds of tan or cream colored Baryte of a coarsely granular texture quite unique to Elmwood. The purple Fluorite cubes measure up to 1.44 inches (3.66 cm), and all display a complex set of cubic growth figures that lend a satin luster to them. This fine specimen is in pristine condition.
    Overall Measurements: 7.08 x 6.33 x 2.34 inches (18.0 x 16.1 x 5.96 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Rep. John Culberson Collection


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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