• Clausthalite with Calcite
  • Clausthalite with Calcite
  • Clausthalite with Calcite

Clausthalite with Calcite

$900.00   €829  £690.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC28407
Clausthalite is a rare lead selenide (PbSe) and on this small cabinet specimen forms granular metallic patches sparsely distributed through a massive milky white Calcite matrix.  The largest patch of Clausthalite measures 7 x 3 mm and all occurrences are metallic black, often with a slight iridescent blue sheen.  The Calcite surrounding the Clausthalite is partly crystallised, displaying occasional prism faces.  The Calcite covers the top surface of a black and earthy carmine basaltic looking matrix.  A rather lovely old German label accompanies this specimen, written in a beautiful, yet now somewhat faint, copperplate hand.


7.8 × 5.5 × 2.5 cm
Calcite, Rare Minerals
Zorge, Bad Sachsa, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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