Perched upon thin wafers of matrix, this sharp scalenohedral calcite crystal is studded and capped with small, sharp sicoidal calcite crystals, The calcites are transparent and lustrous. In excellent condition, no damage. Completely distinctive, and top quality from the find.
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.