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PhotosIs this calcite actually from Bleiwasche, Germany

17th Sep 2019 01:46 BSTKevin Conroy Expert

I had this specimen for sale at the Denver show.   A very astute Mindater noticed it, and was wondering if the location is correct.   He knew of a few locations in the U.K. that have very similar looking specimens, and I know of some in the Midwest U.S. that produce similar calcites.   I got this from a German collector, and it came with an original label in German, but I would like to verify if the location is good or not.   Please let me know what you think.

19th Sep 2019 00:10 BSTAmir C. Akhavan Manager

Could very well be from Bleiwäsche.
But the first locality that comes to my mind is Hohenlimburg-Oege.I've found such white calcite balls there myself.
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