• Sphalerite with Calcite
  • Sphalerite with Calcite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Sphalerite with Calcite

$1,100.00   €928  £800.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC12024
This large cabinet specimen of jet-black Sphalerite with biscuit-tan Calcite is, without any exaggeration, spectacular.  From the famous Trepča Complex in Kosovo, gigantic lustrous Sphalerite crystals pile high along a hidden matrix of massive Sphalerite and between many of the Sphalerite crystals, matt tan Calcite crystals and milky white Quartz crystals delineate their boundaries.  The Sphalerite crystals are some of the best I have seen, a few measuring to over 6 cm on edge with a complexly modified octahedral habit and stunning glossy metallic lustre.  The crystal faces show aesthetic natural etched patterns, and the presence of twinned crystals is made apparent by several re-entrant angled ridges.  At $1100 this is a well-priced specimen as it is surely of museum quality.

Details

Dimensions
9.2 × 17.1 × 9.1 cm
Categories
Calcite, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Sphalerite

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