Calcite Scepter

Blackstone Mine, Shullsberg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:15:07 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An excellent, classic, old-time, complete all-around specimen of sceptered calcite from the Blackstone Mine, Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The grayish-tan scalenohedron is abundantly overgrown with lustrous 1 mm - 1.7 cm rhombohedral calcites in parallel stair-stepped growth. The scalenohedron is capped by a transparent and lustrous, 6.0 x 5.5 cm, complex rhombohedral calcite crystal, which makes for a SPECTACULAR sceptered calcite specimen with a STRIKING phantom! Very nearly pristine, for a soft mineral, the trivial bruising to the capping calcite rhomb is barely detectable. Very fine material from the Dr. Gary Hansen Collection. valued $600-750

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