• Calcite with Quartz
  • Calcite with Quartz
  • Calcite with Quartz
Calcite

Calcite with Quartz

$1,500.00   €1,421  £1,200.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32812
A delightful cabinet specimen of rose-like clusters of paper-thin, translucent buttermilk white tabular Calcite crystals preferentially covering an underlying matrix of well crystallised, smoky to milky Quartz. This is yet another wonderful example of crystallised Calcite from the Coronation Lode in Geevor mine at Pendeen, St. Just, Cornwall, one of at least 19 named lodes within the mine. Coronation Lode extended out beneath the sea within the bounds of the old Levant mine section of Geevor. The engine houses at Geevor overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the mine workings extend some distance out beneath the seabed. The mine was reopened throughout the 1970s and 80s, eventually closing in May 1991. This specimen is from the Mike Brooke Collection, part of a magnificent Geevor suite built by Mike through close cooperation with the mining team. The largest Quartz crystal in the group measures 5 cm tall and all have an inner milky core; outer smoky surfaces and occasional included small red-orange spheres. Some of the Quartz crystal terminations display phantoms. An exceptional Calcite with Quartz from Geevor with Mike Brooke and D. Stockton labels.

Details

Dimensions
9.2 × 9.7 × 5.4 cm
Categories
Calcite, Latest Additions, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Coronation Lode, Geevor Mine, Pendeen, St. Just, Cornwall, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Quartz

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