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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 11:48    Post subject: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Illinois the "Prairie State"




Barite with Fluorite - Annabel Lee Mine Hardin County Illinois USA.jpg
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Baryte on Fluorite
Annabel Lee mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Specimen size: 5.2 × 5 × 4.3 cm.
Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.6 cm.
Fluorescent long UV
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 12:34    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Fluorite - how can I resist? This is one of the earkliest specimens still in our collection, acquired in the early 1980s when I first got seriously into collecting.


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Fluorite on Sphalerite, Denton Mine, Cave-in-Rock District, Hardin Co., Illinois. 11 cm across.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 12:47    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

The southern Illinois fluorspar district ranks near the top of my favorite localities.


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Minerva #1 Mine. 4.5 x 5.5 cm
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 13:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

One more from Illinois...


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Witherite.- Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co. Illinois (USA) 7x5x4 cm.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 13:01    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

A few more from southern Illinois.


1373 Calcite.jpg
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Calcite - Denton Mine. 6.5 x 7.2 cm
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1621 Calcite.jpg
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Calcite - Minerva #1 Mine. 6.5 x 8.6 cm
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1465 Barite.JPG
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Baryte - Minerva #1 Mine. 4.5 x 6.7 cm.
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Calcite - Minerva #1 Mine. 5.7 x 7.2 cm.
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PostPosted: Feb 22, 2011 13:14    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

crosstimber: Great specimens, and nicely photographed! --Bob
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2011 00:31    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

A couple more...


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Calcite with sphalerite, Denton Mine (10 cm across).
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penetration twin fluorite (8 cm across), Denton Mine
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2011 02:08    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Jesse...those denton calcites look outstanding.
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2011 11:13    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Thanks Bob for the compliment on the specimens and photos.

The Minerva Mine exploited the largest orebody in the Illinois-Kentucky fluorspar district and was no doubt the biggest specimen producer, but good specimens came from many other mines in the district too. Here are a few from other locations, as well as a couple more from the Minerva Mine.

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0740 Galena.jpg
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Galena - Denton Mine. 4.5 x 5.7 cm.
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1554 Fluorite.jpg
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Fluorite - Crystal/Victory Complex. 4.3 x 6.9 cm.
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1554 Fluorite.jpg



1204 Fluorite.jpg
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Fluorite - Knight Mine. 5.8 x 8.3 cm.
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1099 Fluorite.jpg
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Fluorite - Hill Ledford Mine. 6.7 x 10.8 cm.
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1099 Fluorite.jpg



1457 Fluorite quartz.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, quartz - W.L. Davis Deardorff Complex. 5.7 x 7.2 cm.
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1457 Fluorite quartz.jpg



1466 Fluorite.jpg
 Description:
Fluorite, Baryte - Minerva Mine. 5.5 x 8.9 cm.
 Viewed:  32191 Time(s)

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1209 Strontianite (2).jpg
 Description:
Strontianite - Minerva Mine. 7.7 x 8.0 cm.
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1191 Celestite.jpg
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Celestite - Minerva Mine. 5.0 x 6.1 cm.
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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2011 22:43    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Been a real joy looking at these photos! Thanks ya'll for putting them up, and thanks Jordi for starting this wonderful state-by-state view of mineralogical treasures.

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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2011 03:51    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Calcite on certain faces of dark purple fluorite. Hill Ledford Mine. 5cm across largest crystal. Ross C. Lillie photo. Purchased from Ross at Tucson.

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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2011 19:36    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

This is one of the new calcites with marcasite inclusions from the Conco Mine, Kane Co, IL. The piece is 13.5cm across and the main xtal is 9 cm high.

I grew up in McHenry Co, the county just north of Kane county in northern Illinois. I am very surprised that there is any underground mining going on in this area, let alone underground mining for aggregate. McHenry Co has fantastic glacial aggregate deposits, and I know. Apparently they are mining dolomite at this location for aggregate.



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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2011 19:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Former collection of Dan Erhling.


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Benstonite
Minerva #1 Mine
Harden Co., Illinois
4.0cm x 5.2cm
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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2011 19:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

This one has been in my collection since July 1975.


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Witherite
Cave in Rock
Rosiclare, Illinois
4.7cm x 4.6cm
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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2011 06:44    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

A few from Illinois.


SmallFluorite1.jpg
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Fluorite
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
Specimen size 9.2 x 6.8 cm.
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Calcite
Minerva #1 Mine
Specimen size 6 x 4.5 cm.
 Viewed:  32000 Time(s)

SmallRock0497.jpg



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 Description:
Fluorite and Chalcopyrite
Minerva #1 Mine
Specimen size 6 x 5 cm.
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2011 03:50    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Far from the transparency of an above specimen, but...

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Witherite and Fluorite. Minerva # 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co. Illinois. 8,5 x 6 x 5 cm. With pseudo hexagonal habit and fluorescent under UV
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2011 23:45    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

A nice specimen from the Hill-Ledford mine,collected mid 1960s.


F274.jpg
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Fluorite with galena and quartz
Hill-Ledford Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois
fluorite 4.5 cm on edge
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2011 23:49    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Benstonite on calcite and fluorite from the Minerva #1 Mine, collected in the 1950s..


B069.jpg
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Benstonite
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois
9x7x3 cm overall size
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2011 23:52    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Witherite on fluorite from the Minerva #1 Mine.


W001.jpg
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Witherite
Minerva #1Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois
3 cm tall
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2011 23:56    Post subject: Re: A mineralogical trip through the states of USA - Illinois  

Calcite from the Annabel Lee Mine


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calcite
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin County, Illinois
11x8x5 cm overall size
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