Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
This fluorite has highly selective dissolution which creates these “dissolution corner” fluorites from the Elmwood mine. The light lavender color highlights the intricacies of the crystallization which almost resembles a feather type appearance. In a “dissolution box” 4 of these corners would point to the center of the cube diagonally from the outer corners of the piece. The back is partially cleaved, but this appears to have been done within the pocket. And the bottom has further crystals resting on the cleavage surface. Once a prolific producer, fluorites from the Elmwood Mine are increasing in rarity, especially the dissolution oddities.
4.40 x 2.50 x2.10 cm