• Calcite on Galena
  • Calcite on Galena
  • Calcite on Galena

Calcite on Galena

$1,000.00   €853  £780.00 approx.  

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ID: CC13627
This quite weighty-specimen of Calcite covering Galena is from Blackdene mine by the village of Ireshopeburn in Weardale, County Durham. It is a superb example of well crystallized Blackdene Calcite and one which will stand out once displayed, instead of its usual roll in playing underdog to fluorite! The translucent, milky-white Calcite forms highly flatted rhombs with three-pointed star (Mercedes-style) symmetry. These become almost circular and measure up to 2.5 cm in diameter. Each highly lustrous face is covered with micro-stepped rhombic growth patterns. The Calcite almost entirely hides a large distorted Galena crystal beneath, some faces of which show below where the Calcite crystals end. A magnificent Calcite on bright metallic grey-silver Galena from Weardale.


8.2 × 9.6 × 6.0 cm
Calcite, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Galena

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