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Calcite

Calcite

$125.00   €121  £100.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19332
Parc mine was the largest of the Llanrwst mines exploiting a lead-zinc deposit.  Beginning in 1855, it then worked intermittently until eventually closing in 1958.  This good size cabinet specimen of crystallised Calcite is composed of intergrown nail-head crystals averaging around 1 cm wide and occasionally up to 1.5 cm.  The crystals form pseudo-hexagonal prisms with trigonal terminations covering a matrix of massive, slightly pinkish Calcite with embedded Galena clasts.  At the apex of some terminations the Calcite develops into a narrow pagoda-like structure of 1 to 3 mm tall containing Galena inclusions.  Under LWUV the entire specimen fluoresces a reasonably bright reddish orange.  For anyone interested in this area, we recommend the seven part series of books, Mines of the Gwydyr Forest, by John Bennett and Robert Vernon.

Details

Dimensions
12.0 × 10.9 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Calcite
Locality
Parc Mine, Llanrwst, Conway, Wales, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

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