• Calcite With Sand Inclusions
  • Calcite With Sand Inclusions
  • Calcite With Sand Inclusions
Gallery

Calcite With Sand Inclusions

ID: CC3338

Sharply formed, steep crystal of Calcite heavily included by sand grains. The specimen comes from an area to the north of Fontainebleau, France known as Bellecroix. The Calcite forms a single crystal with intergrown rhombic crystals. The Calcite crystals are believed to have formed within cavities in Limestone horizons overlaying beds of Sand. The Sand is thought to have infiltrated the Limestone cavities while the Calcite crystals were growing, giving them the distinctive sculptured Sandstone appearance. A mineralogical curiosity from France.

Details

Dimensions
5.7 × 3.5 × 2.9 cm
Categories
Locality
Bellecroix, Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

Related Mineral Specimens

Proustite on Calcite
$2,500
 Měděnec (Kupferberg), Klášterec nad Ohří, Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Ústí Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic
A neat divergent group of Proustite crystals measuring overall to 2cm sits amongst a druse of...
Wulfenite on Calcite
$2,500
 Erupcion Mine, Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico, North America
Classic almost pseudocubic crystals of burnt orange to deep brown typically lustrous crystals...
Rhodochrosite with Calcite and Pyrite
$450
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
Intergrown rounded rhombic crystal clusters of Rhodochrosite form the major areas on the display...
Calcite on Amethyst
$3,500
 Karolytaro, Gyongyosoroszi, Heves Co, Hungary, Europe
An excellent display of scalenohedral Calcite crystals on Amethyst crystals...