• Calcite on Quartz var. Amethyst
  • Calcite on Quartz var. Amethyst
  • Calcite on Quartz var. Amethyst
Quartz and Agate

Calcite on Quartz var. Amethyst

$9,500.00   €8,135  £7,440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20542
To describe any mineral as “showstopping” must be used sparingly to avoid crying wolf, but there is no doubt this quite remarkable orange Calcite on pale Amethystine Quartz is a worthy contender!  From the classic Rio Grande do Sul region in Brazil, squat, and chucky, perfectly developed Calcite crystals with “nail-head” terminations are scattered over a surface of even stubbier Quartz crystals whose tips are tinged Amethyst lilac.  For reasons I don’t know, orange is a colour not commonly encountered in the mineral world, but these Calcites, which measure to 3 cm, totally buck this observation in that they are a mixture of vibrant shades of orange which range through barley sugar, pumpkin-orange, tangerine and milky-peach.  The Calcites are a cornucopia of colour and make this specimen jump-out from any display.  It is delightful and amazing. 

Details

Dimensions
9.7 × 13.2 × 6.7 cm
Categories
Calcite, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Amethyst, Calcite, Quartz

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