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Calcite

Calcite

$2,000.00   €1,717  £1,570.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC12112
It really is quite amazing how the colour and habit of Calcite can vary, especially throughout a single mine such as Tsumeb.  However, we all know Tsumeb is exceedingly special and hence its variety of specimen-grade Calcites does appear never-ending.  This cabinet-size specimen is richly covered with magnificent, highly distorted rhombic Calcite crystals of opaque, pure clotted-cream-white which form steep-sided prisms with occasional triangular faces.  These crystals attain 3.3 cm on edge.  Smaller rhombic crystals are sometimes developed along the edges of the larger crystals giving a sawtooth profile.  The large crystals are scattered over a massive Calcite matrix, itself encrusted with micro-Calcite crystals to about 1 mm.  A delightful specimen.

Details

Dimensions
8.6 × 10.8 × 5.4 cm
Categories
Calcite
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

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