Dims: 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.7" (7.6 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm)
Wt: 6.0 oz. (171 g)
Cave-In-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois, U.S.A.
This cluster of partial Fluorite cubes shows heavy damage, but the damage is old and partly healed. Six or seven intergrown crystals make up the cluster. Their completeness corresponds with their size: the largest crystal is 60-70% complete, and the smallest is less than 20% complete. Where intact, their cubic form is excellent, showing considerable patterning on their surfaces. All are similarly colored- their cores have a dull yellow coloration, and a layer of deep violet material rests just beneath the colorless surface layer. Their luster is greasy, and all are dimly transparent and generally cloudy. A few bits of sphalerite are embedded in the cluster, but no host rock is present.