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Calcite from
Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA

Locality type:Table/Butte
Classification
Species:Calcite
Formula:CaCO3
Comments:Crystals have grown in sand and have numerous sand inclusions.
Habit:Scalenohedrons to 15 inches.
Quality for species:Good crystals or rich for species - important (!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Calcite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Rattlesnake Butte, Jackson Co., South Dakota, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Calcite
49.5km (30.7 miles) A Imlay, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
60.2km (37.4 miles) B Sheep Mountain Table, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
84.4km (52.4 miles) C Owanka, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
94.3km (58.6 miles) D Fairburn, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
102.5km (63.7 miles) E Hay Draw, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
103.5km (64.3 miles) F Hay Springs, Sheridan Co., Nebraska, USA
111.9km (69.5 miles) G Buffalo Gap, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
119.4km (74.2 miles) H Wind Cave, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
123.1km (76.5 miles) I Rushmore Cave, Hayward, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
125.4km (77.9 miles) J Sitting Bull Caverns, Rockerville, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
128.9km (80.1 miles) K Edison Mine (Hector Fraction; Bull Con; Gold Star claims; Sitting Bull), Keystone, Keystone District, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
130.5km (81.1 miles) L Columbia Mine (Maiden Mine), Keystone, Keystone Gold District, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
133.7km (83.1 miles) M Nameless Cave, Rapid City, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
134.4km (83.5 miles) N Wildcat Cave, Rapid City, Pennington Co., South Dakota, USA
145.4km (90.3 miles) O Stagebarn Caverns, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
146.4km (91.0 miles) P Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska, USA
146.4km (91.0 miles) Q Orella, Sioux Co., Nebraska, USA
148.5km (92.3 miles) R Tin Mountain Mine, Fourmile, Custer District, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
152.6km (94.8 miles) S Runge Mine, Edgemont Uranium District, Fall River Co., South Dakota, USA
155.6km (96.7 miles) T Provo, Fall River Co., South Dakota, USA
156.6km (97.3 miles) U Jewel Cave, Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
157.0km (97.5 miles) V Wonderland Cave, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
158.2km (98.3 miles) W Crystal Cave (Bethlehem Cave), Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
161.3km (100.2 miles) X Teepee Canyon ("Hell's Canyon"), Custer Co., South Dakota, USA
175.6km (109.1 miles) Y Denis Henault claim, Strawberry Creek, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
178.0km (110.6 miles) Z Pluma, Lead District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
178.1km (110.7 miles) 0 Route 85, Deadwood, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
179.5km (111.5 miles) 1 Homestake Mine, Lead, Lead District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
179.8km (111.7 miles) 2 Ross Hannibal Mine (North Star Mine; Hannibal Mine; and Mikado Mine), Lead District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
181.3km (112.7 miles) 3 Grants Mine (Hidden Fortune Mine; Sula claim; Brunnett claim; St. Patrick claim; Swamp Eagle claim; Bingham claim; Grant Reddy claim; Iowa claim; Golden Crown claim), Lead District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
183.9km (114.2 miles) 4 Wharf Mine, Bald Mountain District, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
190.9km (118.6 miles) 5 Bridalveil Falls (Bridal Veil Falls), Spearfish Canyon, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
225.9km (140.4 miles) 6 Mitchell, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska, USA
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