• Calcite ps. after Dolomite
  • Calcite ps. after Dolomite
Pseudomorphs

Calcite ps. after Dolomite

$650.00   €635  £540.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19404
This striking small miniature is a quite enchanting pseudomorph of light butterscotch-tan Calcite after sharp rhombohedral crystals of Dolomite.  The specimen is from the Turț mine at Negrești-Oaș in Romania; a mine close to the village of Turț, the mine’s origins dating back to medieval times.  Although the specimen is labelled as Calcite after Dolomite, it is likely it is ferroan Dolomite after Calcite, but clearly one carbonate replacing another.  The hollow rhombic crystals measure up to 1.7 cm across and are delightfully crisp and sharp, each with a fascinating, protruding raised ‘wall’ long two edges of each of the larger crystals.  A lovely specimen and one worthy of further investigation.  

Details

Dimensions
3.7 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm
Categories
Calcite, Carbonates, Pseudomorphs
Locality
Turț, Negrești-Oaș, Oaș Mountains, Satu Mare County, Romania

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Dolomite

Related Mineral Specimens

Calcite
$2,500
 Wanlockhead, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland, Europe
The Leadhills-Wanlockhead ore field in southern Scotland is a favourite amongst collectors of...
Franklinite with Zinkenite, Willemite and Calcite
$250
 Franklin Furnace, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
The Franklin-Stirling Hill orebody is one of the most diversely mineralised deposits on Earth...
Calcite
$3,500
 Banana Slide, Haile Moor Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England, Europe
The Banana Slide was a richly mineralised fault zone at 400 m depth, extending some 1.6 km to the...
Calcite
$7,500
 Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa
This spectacular stack of stepped Calcite rhombohedra covers an area of about 11 x 8 cm over a...