Fluorite on Sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Tenessee
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This is a specimen of purple fluorite on sphalerite from Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA. The distinct cubic fluorite crystals sit atop a bed of sphalerite. The Elmwood Mine was opened to extract zinc, and a variety of mineral specimens were found in the process - including calcite, quartz, and specimens like this of sphalerite and fluorite. This is a unique piece from a well-known American mine that would be a great addition to any collection!
This specimen measures 13 cm long, 10 cm wide, and 7 cm tall.