• Calcite
  • Calcite
  • Calcite


$600.00   €553  £460.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19254
Clearly a specimen from the West Cumberland iron mining district yet displaying Calcite crystals most unusual for this area. Sitting on top of a brick-red and earthy-tan Hematite matrix is a rich coverage of large, semi-transparent Calcite crystals up to just over 3.5 cm in length. The Calcite forms broad, colourless modified rhombohedral crystals, some transparent and all with mirror-smooth and slightly curved faces and edges. It is highly unusual and I suspect most collectors, even those with comprehensive West Cumberland suites, probably don’t have a Calcite habit similar to this. It’s delightful and will make a superb addition to any collection. This small cabinet specimen comes with a German collector’s label.


9.2 × 5.7 × 5.5 cm
West Cumberland Iron Ore Field, Cumbria, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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