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.