Locality: Denton mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Illinois Fluorspar District, Hardin County, Illinois USA
Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm.
Calcite crystals from southern Illinois’ Denton mine are among the finest and most prized calcites from the Midwestern USA, and are known for their rich golden color, complex morphology, and bright luster. This is an excellent, pristine example with great color, luster, and form. The crystal really “glows” under sunlight or good indoor lighting, and the “extra faces” make it fascinating to study and look at. Ex. Lance T. Hampel and A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum collections. A true Midwest mineral classic! Annette Slade photo.