Dims: 6.7 x 4.0 x 3.8" (17.0 x 10.2 x 9.7 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 8.2 oz. (1.140 kg)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
This display piece consistrs of 3 intersecting Fluorite cubes that rest on a crystalline sphalerite base. These cubes are similar in size, ranging in diameter from 1.4 - 1.6" (3.6 - 4.2 cm), and are generally in very good condition- the largest shows a small impact scar on one edge, and the smallest shows considerable old damage that has healed slightly. All have excellent cubic form and heavily patterned surfaces and the common deep violet color. Their luster is greasy to waxy and their color is so deep as to render them only dimly translucent. The sphalerite crust shows damage in several areas but is generally in very good condition. All are heavily warped due to twinning and intergrowth, and all have the classic deep brown color and adamantine luster. A rather interesting, uniform indentation runs along the bottom surface of this base.