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Calcite w/ phantoms on Sphalerite (old classic) viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

New Glencrieff Mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:10.2 x 10.0 x 6.8 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:Impressive, sculptural large old-time calcite on sphalerite from this classic old Pb-Zn-baryte mine in Scotland. Striking, opposing, large nailhead scalenohedrons are dramatically set on the sphalerite matrix. The lustrous, translucent crystals have dense stepped-growth faces with satin lustre, which adds pizzazz. The imposing freestanding crystal is 7.8 cm tall. Subtle phantoms are visible in all the crystals, but especially the three isolated crystals. The back sides of these crystals show the original scalenohedron with an overgrowth, followed by secondary growth of the lustrous, stepped-growth calcite. An important and outstanding large old-time calcite combination from this historic locale. Valued at $2000. Rare on the market in this size, quality and style.

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