• Calcite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
  • Calcite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Calcite with Quartz and Chalcopyrite

$2,000.00   €1,694  £1,460.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19540
This quite exquisite combination of disk-like plates of biscuit coloured Calcite with Quartz and Pyrite is from the Dal'negorsk (now also spelt Dalnegorsk) mining district in the Far-Eastern Region of Russia.  Stubby snow-white Quartz crystals to 7 mm tall completely cover the top surface of a mixed Quartz and Sphalerite matrix.  Forming an open ā€˜Vā€™-shaped pair of butterfly-like wings, the Calcite forms curved flattened plates to 3.9 cm wide of rich biscuit tan, speckled with darker light brown spots.  This colour of Calcite at Dal'negorsk is characteristic of a thin surface coating of Siderite.  These plates protrude from a bed of milky Quartz crystals which contain a roughly 1 x 1 cm mass of brassy golden Chalcopyrite.  This really is a delightful specimen from Dal'negorsk.

Details

Dimensions
6.5 × 5.4 × 2.7 cm
Categories
Calcite, Quartz and Agate, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz

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