• Calcite
  • Calcite


$450.00   €392  £330.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21884
A classic Calcite, also known as the variety Sand Calcite, from the famous Fontainebleau quarries at Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France, about 60 km to the south-southeast of Paris. The Calcite has developed in spiralling circles of overlapping, offset stacked rhombic crystals, each with a fine sucrosic sandy texture with the feel of fine sandpaper.  The overall structure is that of a rose with many layers of petals.  The specimen has been damaged in three areas, excluding its point of attachment, but these allow the internal structure and mineralogy to be studied.  A great Fontainebleau Calcite.


7.7 × 8.3 × 6.3 cm
Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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