Calcite and Sphalerite on drusy Quartz

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 8.7 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A sculptural and showy specimen from the Elmwood Mine. Glassy calcite crystals, some doubly terminated, and two clusters of rubyjack sphalerite crystals are aesthetically scattered on the naturally fractured plate of silicified limestone, that is covered with sparkly, drusy quartz crystals. Quartz is really not that common from Elmwood, so this is an exceptional combination piece. This is a striking, fine specimen from this famous and now-closed mine. ex Mullane collection

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