Quartz, Ankerite
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Quartz, Ankerite

Specimen # 101409
Mineral: Quartz, Ankerite
Location: Mésage Mine, Saint-Pierre-de-Mésage, Isère, France
Size: 8.5 x 7.6 x 3.3 cm


Detailed Description

A beautiful plate of ankerite crystals, with a slender, pristine water-clear quartz crystal in the centre. The back of the quartz crystal is covered with rhombohedral crystals of ankerite and docdecahedral pyrite crystals. In excellent condition – a gorgeous piece.

About These Specimens from the Mésage Mine

The Mésage Mine was originally explored in the early-nineteenth century for iron, and the underground workings have been abandoned since the late-nineteenth century. French collector Grégoire de Bodinat recently collected these beautiful specimens at the Mésage Mine.

Additional information

Dimensions 85 × 76 × 33 cm