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Calcite

$6,500.00   €6,367  £5,420.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21935
An ex. Matrix large cabinet specimen of stepped curved bladed crystals of Calcite with their edges-tinged terracotta red from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia. Such large Calcite specimens from Tsumeb are relatively uncommon and make impressive display specimens. The Calcite forms highly distorted flattened rhombic prisms, with the appearance of large flat plates with curving terminations. These individual crystal measure between about 6 and 8.5 cm wide and form a reticulated intergrown network of crystals commonly interesting each other at close to ninety degrees. Their terminations are stepped around the curved surface forming a sawtooth type of habit and it is these that are coloured terracotta. The entire specimen has a brilliant glassy lustre and together with its two distinct colours and impressive crystal structure makes an excellent Calcite for display.

Details

Dimensions
9.5 × 9.4 × 6.9 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions
Locality
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite

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