• Calcite Twin Crystals
  • Calcite Twin Crystals
  • Calcite Twin Crystals
  • Calcite Twin Crystals
  • Calcite Twin Crystals
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Calcite Twin Crystals

ID: CC1261

The specimen of Calcite we have from Wheal Wrey shows the classic well developed V twin crystals measuring 3.9cm across the two terminations. The twins rise from a nest of slender prismatic Calcite crystals. The larger Calcite crystals have a translucent faint pinkish tint, whilst the smaller crystals are gemmy colourless. Another feature is that the twin crystals have partly enveloped the lesser Calcite crystals. The matrix is a milky Quartz developed as square edge forms probably epimorphs after Fluorite crystals.  A real Cornish classic.

Details

Dimensions
7.5 × 4.7 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Locality
Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

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