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XJ8-DA8Calcite : CaCO3, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2, Chalcocite : Cu2S

Multiple photos available
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 10.8 cm

This is a beautiful calcite crystal with several layers of chalcopyrite zoning from the Sweetwater Mine. It is from an older midwest collection, and others I have seen that look very much like this in terms of zoning, color, surface features, and proportions came out in the early 1970s. I am working on determining the exact year or years these came out and if they were from a single pocket or several pockets in a particular area of the mine. I will update this description as I learn more.

Acquired from Everett Harrington Dec 2017.

Photo ID: 862884     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 6   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1530 x 2538 pixels (3.9 Mpix)

CKR-DR7Calcite : CaCO3, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Fletcher Mine, West Fork, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 6 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm

This specimen is from the R.C. West Fork Extension in the southernmost part of Fletcher Mine. In 2004, drilling between Sweetwater and Fletcher Mine lead to the discovery of a new orebody (R.C. West Fork Orebody). In 2005, a project began in the southern part of Fletcher to develop access to the orebody in what is called the RC West Fork – Cemetery Ridge Breccia Trend. This is an example of one of the calcite habits to come out of this area.

This specimen traces back to Weinrich Minerals label number C2506806 "R.C. West Fork Development, Fletcher Mine, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA"

Photo ID: 862879     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1890 x 2703 pixels (5.1 Mpix)

ECF-EJKCalcite : CaCO3, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Fletcher Mine, West Fork, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 8 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 7 cm

This specimen is from the R.C. West Fork Extension in the southernmost part of Fletcher Mine. In 2004, drilling between Sweetwater and Fletcher Mine lead to the discovery of a new orebody (R.C. West Fork Orebody). In 2005, a project began in the southern part of Fletcher to develop access to the orebody in what is called the RC West Fork – Cemetery Ridge Breccia Trend. This is an example of one of the calcite habits to come out of this area.


Photo ID: 861822     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2167 x 2789 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

HP7-RNACalcite : CaCO3, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 11 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 11 cm

This is a fairly deep yellow calcite crystal with bladed chalcopyrite from the J-18 area of the Sweetwater Mine. These (specimens with bladed chalcopyrite) came out of the mine for a two or three month period in 2009. There were brought to market by Dan Weinrich. Others from Dan on Mindat are dated "late March 2009." Bladed chalcopyrites have not been seen to come out of the mine since. Although they were common for the time period, not many came out, and fewer had good calcite.

See other examples:
7X2-3K8
38U-6LP
HK0-F91
E07-2FC
AWT-8N3



Photo ID: 860697     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 14   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2448 x 3264 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

XEN-191Calcite : CaCO3

Fletcher Mine, West Fork, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 6 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm

Calcite on dolostone matrix from the Big Bear Orebody of Fletcher Mine. These were the most common habit variation of calcite from the Big Bear Orebody in 2015.
Photo ID: 858160     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2325 x 3027 pixels (7.0 Mpix)

GPJ-PP5Calcite : CaCO3, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2, Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2

Fletcher Mine, West Fork, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 10 cm x 6.5 cm x 6 cm

Calcite on dolostone matrix with dolomite rhombs and minor chalcopyrite. This is the most common habit variation of calcite to be found in pockets in the satellite orebody known as the Big Bear Orebody in 2015. In this same year, the Big Bear Orebody was producing spinel-law twin galenas.
Photo ID: 858159     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2370 x 3136 pixels (7.4 Mpix)

C0L-8TECalcite : CaCO3, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2, Quartz : SiO2

Multiple photos available
Williamsville Quarry, Butler Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 14 cm x 11.3 cm x 10.5 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 13 cm

The esthetics are striking in the group of stepped calcite crystals from Williamsville Quarry. Two main crystals grow parallel to each other with a backdrop of pink dolomite with some minor quartz. I have only seen a few really good ones from this locality, and to my taste, this is one of the best. This Southern Missouri materials quarry is one of several Missouri localities that produce "pagoda" calcites.

Ex. George Feist
Photo ID: 857609     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 16   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2133 x 2798 pixels (6.0 Mpix)

5F4-UGFCalcite : CaCO3, Marcasite : FeS2

Multiple photos available
Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA

Dimensions: 14 cm x 10.2 cm x 8 cm

A beautiful pair of calcite scalenohedrons from the Tri-State area with marcasite inclusions and a region of purple within the crystals. Spectroscopy studies in the early 1900s revealed the purple color of Tri-State calcites to be due to praseodymium and/or neodymium, rather than manganese to which the color is commonly attributed.
Photo ID: 857504     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 10   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2290 x 2926 pixels (6.7 Mpix)

EA7-G1NCalcite : CaCO3

Thomasville Crushed Stone Quarry, Thomasville, Jackson Township, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA

Dimensions: 7.1 cm x 5 cm x 4.5 cm

A classic twinned calcite specimen from Thomasville Quarry. In the 1960s, it was known as the Lincoln Stone Company Quarry or the Lincoln Stone and Lime Quarry. Most contemporary labels use Thomasville Quarry or Thomasville Crushed Stone Quarry. There are still some labels that use Lincoln Quarry. The site is located along Lincoln Hwy (Rt. 30) just South of Thomasville.

Twinning at the locality was the subject of a Rocks & Minerals article by Pete Richards (67:03, 1992).
Photo ID: 855214     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 4   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2207 x 2769 pixels (6.1 Mpix)

412-5Y2Calcite : CaCO3

Knight Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA

Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 5.5 cm

In 1926 the shaft was sunk and the mine developed by A.D. and E.A. Knight of Rosiclare. Another deposit was discovered in 1970 and production at the mine began again in 1973 and continued to about 1982. The mine is part of the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar mining district. Specimens from the Knight Mine are older and less common than those from larger mines operating in the 1980s.

Sources:
Bastin, E.S. (1931) The fluorspar deposits of Hardin and Pope Counties. Illinois State Geological Survey, Bulletin 58: 87-88

Photo ID: 854774     Uploaded by: Edward Bayley   View Count: 9   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2448 x 3264 pixels (8.0 Mpix)
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