Calcite Scepter (Meieran Coll.)

Blackstone Mine, Shullsberg, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin
Cabinet, 12.4 x 7.8 x 5.8 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:39:43 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An excellent, classic, old-time, complete all-around CABINET specimen of sceptered calcite from the Blackstone Mine, Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The off-white, pseudo-hexagonal, scalenohedron is abundantly overgrown with lustrous 1 mm - 1.2 cm rhombohedral calcites in parallel stair-stepped growth. The scalenohedron is capped by a transparent and lustrous, 4.6 X 4.5 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 noticeable. Very fine material from the Gene Meieran Collection. Valued at $750.

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