Fluorite with Chalcopyrite Polished Octahedron from Illinois, 348g
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite from Hardin County, Southern Illinois, United States.
This Illinois Fluorite has dreamy translucent lilac, lavender and blue color-zoning with sparkling Chalcopyrite inclusions. This specimen is an old collection piece, kept in the miners family for decades. It was mined in the 70s or 80s, from the Denton mine, a world renowned locality known for spectacular Fluorite specimens with layered color-zoning and rich saturation.
These high quality Illinois Fluorites are a rare find, since the mines were closed in the 90s. Most of these Fluorite specimens are now in private collections. This Fluorite octahedron was purchased from the miners family by mineral collector and miner, Mike Wild. We later acquired this piece from Mikes collection. The specimen is cleaved and polished, cleaving and polishing Fluorite octahedrons was popular back in the day, during the 60s, 70s and 80s when the mines were in full swing.
Please Note: In the photos, I'm using a standard flashlight to light up the Fluorite and show the various colors throughout the crystal. The last two photos are in bright daylight without the flashlight. Fluorite is best displayed with backlighting or lighting the crystal from below, this shows off the depth and saturation of the crystal with its layered color-zoning and brilliant glow. Without lighting, the Fluorite will have a darker, smoky appearance.
- Mineral: Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
- Locality: Denton Mine, Hardin County, Southern Illinois, USA
- Size: 80mm high (from top point to bottom point)
- Weight: 348g
- Cleaved & Polished, free of dyes or enhancements.
- You'll receive the crystal specimen shown in the photos.
Fluorite Crystal Metaphysical Benefits
Fluorite is the crystal of mental enhancement and clarity, improved decision-making and clearing energy fields. Fluorite is believed to assist one in clearing the atmosphere of confusion, cluttered thoughts and negativity. Its used in balancing the third-eye chakra and mental energies. Fluorite is a force of order in the stone kingdom, giving form and structure to energies, ideas and concepts. Helping them to manifest in the three-dimensional reality. It helps scattered energies become cohesive and harmonic. Fluorite is a powerful Wind element crystal, its energy calms worried thoughts and anxiety. It's an excellent crystal for learning and study, it assists in information retention and memorization. If one has many creative ideas but is unable to choose one to focus on, Fluorite can assist. It helps one set a direction, commit to action and plan the steps needed to walk one's chosen path. Fluorite's energy aids one in making order out of chaos, structuring one's energy to accomplish one's goals and dreams. Blue Fluorite is especially good for opening up the third-eye and finding clarity.
- The Book Of Stones, Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian