• Calcite with Boulangerite
  • Calcite with Boulangerite
  • Calcite with Boulangerite
Calcite

Calcite with Boulangerite

$9,500.00   €8,742  £7,280.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC24349
The Herja mine, close to Baia Mare in MaramureČ™ County, Romania, produced lead, zinc, antimony and silver and is famous for its antimony minerals. Boulangerite, the lead antimony sulphide forms impressive specimens in this mine but can also be found included in Calcite to such a density as to colour the Calcite entirely black. This is such a specimen and because of its size, quality, crystal habit and colour, it is of museum grade. Measuring almost 17 cm square, the Calcite forms petal-like nested saddle-shaped crystals typically to 3 or 3.5 cm wide and high, in nested, interlocked stacks. The crystal morphology is nicely displayed and towards many edges the lustrous black faces of the saddles are revealed. The Calcite crystals, coal black because of the persistently uniform inclusion of Boulangerite, are sparsely dusted with micro colourless scalenohedral Calcite crystals with a glassy lustre. A magnificent Calcite included with Boulangerite from Herja mine in Romania.

Details

Dimensions
16.8 × 16.5 × 4.2 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co, Romania, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Boulangerite, Calcite

Related Mineral Specimens

Calcite
$300
 Pau, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France, Europe
Clean, colourless, water-clear Calcite crystals cover a thin, gently concave plate of fawn limestone...
Calcite
$450
 Stank Mine, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England
Stank mine, close to Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England, was in the county of Lancashire during...
Calcite on Dolomite
$500
 Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, Europe
An almost perfect, well-formed sphere of white Calcite measuring to 3.5 cm sits aesthetically on...
Baryte with Calcite and Quartz
$150
 Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK, Europe
An infrequently seen Baryte from the mines at Wanlockhead in Dumfriesshire (now Dumfries and...