Calcite & Pyrite (USA classic!)

Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
Large Cabinet, 19.0 x 17.0 x 12.0 cm
Start Time: 04/15/2021 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/01/2021 6:05:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A large, spectacular, pristine cluster of stark grey Calcites from a unique find at the well-known Brushy Creek Mine in Missouri. This was from one of the first projects to go back and mine a location solely for a mineral pocket, and they were collected professionally at a time when that was seldom done in working mines. The condition is excellent, and sparkly Chalcopyrite and Marcasite has coated the recessed areas of the lustrous Calcites, making it exceptionally beautiful. Really, the overall aesthetics are stunning and complex - more so in person as the sparkly nature of the coating does not convey well in photos. These are from a major find in the late 1980s by Joe Kielbaso and Mike New. An important Midwest classic, in large size. Valued $3500-4500