• Calcite with included Boulangerite
  • Calcite with included Boulangerite
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Calcite with included Boulangerite

$800.00   €677  £610.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19395
The Herja mine in Romania is famous for its wonderful Boulangerite-included Calcites and this delightful floater is a gorgeous example.  Highly flattened rhombic Calcite crystals have developed to form a near-spherical cluster of jet-black Calcite, with outwardly projecting three-pointed star-shaped faces (Mercedes-Benz style).  The Calcite is black because of the intensity of hair-like acicular Boulangerite inclusions.  Unless magnified, these remain invisible, but under low magnification (say, x5) a micro-acicular dense mat of Boulangerite needles are visible within the Calcite’s dark interior.  A delightful example with several tiny, orientated Quartz crystals perched on some faces.

Details

Dimensions
2.6 × 3.0 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Calcite, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Boulangerite, Calcite

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