Calcite (ex. Jaime Bird Coll.)

Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:21:43 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Another older Jaime Bird piece, from Americas greatest mineral locality. This is a well-preserved cluster of caramel-colored, lustrous calcite crystals, sharp and with fine terminations. Calcites of great variety were saved from the very early days at Bisbee, being recognized for their beauty and variety by the miners, who were allowed to keep them since they had no commercial value. Of course today, Bisbee specimens have a special aura that makes them particularly prized.

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