• Calcite on Sphalerite var. Schalenblende
  • Calcite on Sphalerite var. Schalenblende
  • Calcite on Sphalerite var. Schalenblende
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Calcite on Sphalerite var. Schalenblende

$350.00   €293  £260.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19769
A very good miniature of well crystallised creamy-fawn translucent Calcite mostly covering a thin bed of brown and dark grey banded Sphalerite, variety Schalenblende.  This specimen is from the Diepenlinchen mine at Mausbach in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; one of the most important mines in this lead-zinc ore field, which was originally worked during the Roman occupation in the 2nd century AD.   The Calcite forms slightly elongated rhombic crystals, in the dog tooth habit and has a greasy to waxy lustre.  The Schalenblende displays nice banding beneath the specimen, with its upper display surface encrusted in deep clove-brown micro-crystals.  The specimen is accompanied with a nice old German handwritten label in elegant copperplate script.

Details

Dimensions
6.9 × 3.6 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Calcite, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Diepenlinchen Mine, Mausbach, Stolberg, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Sphalerite, Calcite, Sphalerite

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