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GW1-0QYCalcite : CaCO3, Sphalerite : ZnS, Quartz : SiO2

Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Dimensions: 16 cm x 12.5 cm x 7.5 cm

This incredible specimen features all three generations of calcite described for the locality. There are also tiny butterfly twins among the smallest generation of crystals, at least 7 of them, which is very rare. The matrix appears to be chert.
Photo ID: 909282     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 22   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3264 x 2448 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

4UC-PP6Calcite : CaCO3, Quartz : SiO2

Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Dimensions: 11 cm x 7.5 cm x 8 cm

When I bought this specimen it was uncleaned and untrimmed. I found it interesting because it features druzy smoky quartz, which I don't see often on Elmwood Mine specimens. The calcite also has inclusions of either pyrite or marcasite.
Photo ID: 909278     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2166 x 2488 pixels (5.4 Mpix)

0X9-69RCalcite : CaCO3, Fluorite : CaF2

Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding Co., Ohio, USA

Dimensions: 6 cm x 5 cm x 6 cm

A friend who has collected at this locality told me that calcite/fluorite combinations from the Auglaize quarry occur maybe once in every 20 trips to the quarry. They are not common and really good ones even less so. This specimen is one of the best combinations I have come across. The fluorite is about 1.7cm on edge.
Photo ID: 909272     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2323 x 2794 pixels (6.5 Mpix)

971-CFVCalcite : CaCO3, Baryte : BaSO4, Marcasite : FeS2, Pyrite : FeS2

Capital Quarry, Rolla, Phelps Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 8 cm x 2 cm

Collected in the latter part of the 1990s, these calcite and barite combinations from Capital Quarry, in my experience, do not appear often. This piece has very clean margins.
Photo ID: 905555     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2437 x 2871 pixels (7.0 Mpix)

JC4-WXJCalcite : CaCO3, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2

Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 17 cm x 9 cm x 7 cm

Calcite on chalcopyrite and dolomite rhombs from the Brushy Creek Mine. I thought it was interesting to see a calcite coated in iron oxide from Brushy Creek. I've decided to leave it uncleaned because it is a uncommon color for the Viburnum Trend. Underneath, I can tell it would be a milky white crystal with reasonably good luster.
Photo ID: 904605     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2203 x 3185 pixels (7.0 Mpix)

24N-1A8Calcite : CaCO3, Marcasite : FeS2

Baxter Springs, Picher Field, Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA

Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 8 cm x 9 cm

Calcite with marcasite inclusions from Baxter Springs, Kansas. This specimen was in the Charles Noll Collection.
Photo ID: 904604     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2448 x 3264 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

F16-F74Calcite : CaCO3

Fairbairn Mine, Rosiclare area, Rosiclare District, Pope Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 11.1 cm x 10.7 cm x 7.4 cm

This specimen is the same specimen as minID XAG-T50, however the locality is not Pugh Quarry, Ohio. Close inspection reveals a small purple fluorite on the matrix, a color which would not be possible for a first generation fluorite from Pugh Quarry. A discussion was had in the Calcite Collectors group and a suggestion was made by Jamison Brizendine that it could be from Illinois. Of the Illinois specimens in the database, the specimen most closely resembles those from Fairbairn Mine in morphology and color. In personal communication, Jared Freiburg and Ross Lillie agree that the specimen is from Fairbairn Mine. The color, morphology, matrix, luster and association with purple fluorite all indicate Fairbairn Mine.

Photo ID: 904592     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 26   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2159 x 2778 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

GJ9-0EWCalcite : CaCO3

Gordonsville Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Dimensions: 13 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm

A beautiful gemmy crystal from the Gordonsville Mine within the Elmwood Complex. The main crystal is contacted at the base where it was once connected to another specimen. The upper termination has a small cleave. The smaller bordering crystals were only held together by natural contacts and have no matrix behind them, so repeated shippings have necessitated their repair and reinforcement as well. Nevertheless a stunning specimen from a mine that is not as frequently represented in labelling records as Elmwood. The Gem Pocket specimens tend not to have the dark rich color of many Elmwood specimens, but they have very clean and lustrous faces with little modification. When present, the golden color is evident as zoning from certain angles. This specimen has good color for the find. This specimen was likely from the "Gem Pocket" of around 2012-2013.
Photo ID: 901492     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2137 x 2806 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

W3D-PG8Calcite : CaCO3

Cumberland Mine, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Dimensions: 17.3 cm x 13.3 cm x 13 cm

A beautiful deep amber twinned crystal with gemmy termination on a matrix covered in smaller calcites. A spectacularly well-balanced specimen in almost perfect condition. From the Cumberland Mine. Collection date unknown.
Photo ID: 901481     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2448 x 3264 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

28C-6A8Calcite : CaCO3, Sphalerite : ZnS

Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA

Dimensions: 14 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm

Calcite on a dark and lustrous sphalerite matrix from the Elmwood Mine. A smaller generation of calcites preferentially coat one side of the sphalerite crystals. This is a classic combination for the locality.
Photo ID: 899362     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 17   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2993 x 2448 pixels (7.3 Mpix)
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