WG14 Strontianite with Fluorite
Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
8.3x 5.4x 5.8 cm
$335

A rich, cabinet sized specimen of this strontium carbonate from the Illinois Fluorspar District.  Although the area was best known for its fluorite specimens, it also produced a number of rare (relatively) carbonates-- alstonite, benstonite, witherite, strontianite, etc.  

The Minerva #1 Mine closed in 1996.









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