Calcite on Chabazite
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.21.2021 | Filed under:

Calcite on Chabazite

Specimen # 200273
Mineral: Calcite on Chabazite
Location: Wasson's Bluff, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Size: 7.2 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm


A beautiful, elongated, doubly-terminated calcite on salmon-orange chabazite from Wasson’s Bluff. The calcite has a silky sheen with fine intricate surface detail on the crystal faces under magnification. The main chabazite crystal positioned below the calcite is in fact a fine contact-twin. There are other small calcite crystals on the piece but the big one steals the show.  In excellent condition – the calcite is pristine and the central chabazites are excellent as well (the chabazites at the periphery are incomplete where they intersected attached crystals. A great colourful display specimen from the Steve Szilard collection.

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Additional information

Dimensions 22 × 37 × 34 cm