Dragon Minerals - Update November 23, 2018

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21683: Fluorite and Sphalerite - $90
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
Miniature - 5.3 x 4.7 x 4.1 cm (2.1 x 1.9 x 1.6 inches)
Weight - 140 grams (0.31 pounds)
Specimen status: Available   Send email to order

A bed of deep brown, crystalline sphalerite hosts a transparent fluorite cube. This fluorite cube measures 3 cm along the edges, and displays complex surface growth features. Its transparency is obvious when backlit. The color of fluorite often depends on the light source; in this case white LED light was used for illumination (the color may be somewhat different under incandescent or halogen lights). Displays perfectly on its naturally flat base. Multiple display angles possible. A few small, inconsequential chips are corner cleaves are noted, but otherwise no damage. A classic American fluorite! Mined 2014 or 2015.

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