• Calcite
  • Calcite
  • Calcite
  • Calcite
Gallery

Calcite

$1,250.00   €1,020  £880.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC18973
A striking and unusual Calcite crystal from Stank mine near to Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. This elongated, ex-matrix crystal is triangular in cross section and has a fine, slightly raised, nail-head pyramidal termination with striated faces.  The crystal is translucent milky-white with occasional variation in colour due to its variable levels of transparency.  There is a little very minor nicking around some edges of the termination but only visible when magnified. One of the three prism faces is perfectly flat, as if the crystal has grown adjacent to an external flat surface.  The near-surface of one face is heavily included with sub-millimetre radial dendric fans of burnt orange to black Pyrolusite.  A terrific Calcite from Stank iron mine which operated for 30 years between 1871 and 1901.  This specimen is accompanied with a Willian Kelly Collection label of Stoneham, MA, USA.

Details

Dimensions
10.3 × 3.6 × 2.0 cm
Categories
Calcite
Locality
Stank Mine, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

Related Mineral Specimens

Calcite with Boulangerite inclusions
$3,500
 Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe
Classic Calcite crystal hemisphere included by minute needles of metallic grey Boulangerite from the...
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
$600
 Gyongyosoroszi, Matra Mts, Heves Co, Hungary, Europe
Very lustrous crystals of Calcite from the Hungarian mining area of Gyöngyösoroszi. The...
Calcite on Dolomite
$500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
A well-formed ball of white Calcite measuring to 3.2cm sits aesthetically on intergrown rhombic...