Calcite

Specimen ID: 3K9-GRH

Mineral(s)
Calcite : CaCO3
Locality
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
8.2cm x 8.1cm x 5cm
Events

Photo added to mindat.org

8.2 x 8.1 x 5.0 cm This piece has a very elegant appearance, and is certainly unique for a Calcite, which is saying something in my mind. I've honestly never seen a piece quite like this from any locality. It comprises hundreds of sharp, translucent, pale yellow, scalenohedral, "sphere"-shaped groups of Calcite measuring up to 3.2 cm across, and sitting atop a pale pinkish Dolomite matrix with beautiful underlying cubic Pyrite. The Calcite crystals have a very unique look because there is an overgrowth on the "spheres" which gives it a look as if there is a "ring" of crystals circling the "sphere".
Brian Kosnar - 11th April 2013

Photo added to mindat.org

8.2 x 8.1 x 5.0 cm This piece has a very elegant appearance, and is certainly unique for a Calcite, which is saying something in my mind. I've honestly never seen a piece quite like this from any locality. It comprises hundreds of sharp, translucent, pale yellow, scalenohedral, "sphere"-shaped groups of Calcite measuring up to 3.2 cm across, and sitting atop a pale pinkish Dolomite matrix with beautiful underlying cubic Pyrite. The Calcite crystals have a very unique look because there is an overgrowth on the "spheres" which gives it a look as if there is a "ring" of crystals circling the "sphere".
Brian Kosnar - 11th April 2013

Photo added to mindat.org

8.2 x 8.1 x 5.0 cm This piece has a very elegant appearance, and is certainly unique for a Calcite, which is saying something in my mind. I've honestly never seen a piece quite like this from any locality. It comprises hundreds of sharp, translucent, pale yellow, scalenohedral, "sphere"-shaped groups of Calcite measuring up to 3.2 cm across, and sitting atop a pale pinkish Dolomite matrix with beautiful underlying cubic Pyrite. The Calcite crystals have a very unique look because there is an overgrowth on the "spheres" which gives it a look as if there is a "ring" of crystals circling the "sphere".
Brian Kosnar - 11th April 2013
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