• Calcite (twin on matrix)
  • Calcite (twin on matrix)
  • Calcite (twin on matrix)
  • Calcite (twin on matrix)
Carbonates

Calcite (twin on matrix)

$500.00   €494  £420.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC14480
A very rare miniature of a gemmy, colourless twin Calcite crystal measuring to 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm, embedded on 1 cm tall scalenohedral Calcite crystals covering a burnt orange to red-brown Goethite matrix. No specific mine is known but it is from the West Cumberland Iron Ore Field in Cumbria. This specimen is ex. the collection of Patricia Greenbank (PG555). It is essential to emphasise one side edge of the twin is badly damaged, with the entire side missing, leaving a rough, hackly textured edge of Calcite. But the important feature is that the twin, most of which is perfect, still remains on its matrix; an extremely rare feature for west Cumbrian twinned Calcites.

Details

Dimensions
5.8 × 3.9 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Calcite, Carbonates
Locality
West Cumberland Iron Ore Field, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

Related Mineral Specimens

Calcite
$2,000
 Egremont, Cumbria, England
Excellent specimen of gemmy 'nailhead' terminated Calcite crystals from the Egremont Iron mining...
Apophyllite with Calcite
$9,500
 St. Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany, Europe
Well formed pink to colourless terminated crystals of Apophyllite measuring to 1.2cm forming...
Calcite on Dolomite
$500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
An almost perfect, well-formed sphere of white Calcite measuring to 3.5 cm sits aesthetically on...
Calcite
$500
 Gyongyosoroszi, Matra Mts, Heves Co, Hungary, Europe
Well developed intergrown parallel crystal groups with sharply formed scalenohedral...