This specimen was originally procured from the University of MIchigan. It was sold again in 1995 by Illinois dealer, David Crawford, (label provided). It consists of an excellent grouping of amber colored calcite crystals on matrix. It is from the classic locality of Elk Creek, South Dakota.
Exceptionally good translucent apple green crystal, exhibiting stepped faces, accompanied by a base of white barite. It was originally acquired in 1993 from Ed Wilson – Lithopilists Anonymous. The condition and size are excellent for fluorites from Bailey Mine, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada. It has the added bonus of displaying a light purple/lavendar color under UV light.
Composition is everything with this piece! Two amber colored fluorites sit nestled in a pocket which is lined with white calcite crystals. The fluorite crystals are up to 1.7 cm on edge and consist of multiple stepped faces. Pyrite crystals are sprinkled throughout the pocket. It comes from what I consider a somewhat obscure mid west location of Pint’s Quarry, Raymond Black Hawk Co., Iowa,USA.
This specimen was collected in 1991 by a Kentucky collector/dealer by the name of Bill McKenzie. It comes from the East Faircloth Vein, Mundy’s landing, Woodford Co, Kentucky. Half of the specimen consists of color zoned fluorite crystals ranging from purple on the edges to clear/yellow hue in the center. The balance of the piece is a large 1/2 ball of barite. The fluorite crystals are exceptionally beautiful when backlit.
Large bladed calcite accompanied by a smaller grouping of calcites at the base. Upon closer examination there are several clear fluorite cubes at the base of the smaller calcite grouping and covering additional matrix. This specimen is highly UV reactive as shown in the supplemental pictures. It is from Xianghuapu Mine, Linwo County, Chenzhou, Hunnan Province, China.
A large 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 lustrous calcite crystal sits proudly atop a matrix covered with small quartz crystals. This piece is attractive under normal light and gorgeous under UV light. The specimen is from Xianghuapu mine, Linwo Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.