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Specimen # 101878
Mineral: Calcite
Location: Calcite, Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Size: 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm


Detailed Description

A beautiful sharp, transparent, lustrous scalenohedral calcite crystal, accented with discoidal calcite crystals perched on it. The crystal is terminated, or perhaps I should say capped, at either end by discoidal calcites. In excellent condition – no damage except for one small surface chip on one discoidal crystal only visible if you look at the specimen from the end, not from the front. It is almost a floater, with a couple of contacts with greenish matrix. This is a really great, different, calcite specimen.

About these Calcites

This specimen is from a 2014 find at the Nikolaevskiy Mine – in the same pocket and at the same time, calcite crystals were forming in both scalenohedral and discoidal forms, sometimes on the same crystal. This was not a large find and there were few truly high quality ones – and most specimens were badly damaged. These are unique Dal’negorsk specimens.

Additional information

Dimensions 22 × 55 × 27 cm