Purple Fluorite Cube Crystals on Dolomite Druzy Rock Matrix with petroleum** balls. Thumbnail Mineral Specimen from Classic US Locale
Dimensions (millimeters): 25 x 20 x 20 (small specimen)
Dimensions (inches): 1 x .75 x .75 (petite gemstone)
Origins: from the very famous classic mineral location Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
***In mineralogy petroleum is used as historically intended: "Rock Oil" From the greek Petro is rock, oleum is oil, not something mined for motor fuel.
Mined in the late 70s or early 80s. thumbnail specimen, housed in small acrylic museum display box T
he Elmwood Mine is a zinc mine. The Zinc minerals were first discovered in 1967. The first production started in 1975. At that time, some excellent specimens of Calcite, Fluorite and Sphalerite were obtained from the miners who worked the mines. After many attempts to restart the mine the mine is now closed to collectors
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