Celestine (rare) and Calcite with Rhodochrosite

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari MN field, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm
Start Time: 07/28/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/18/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Celestine from the famous Wessels Mine is quite rare, and this is certainly one of my favorite specimens that I have seen of it. The spheres of Celestine blades have a beautiful silver-blue color and superb luster. These are combined with gemmy and lustrous Calcite rhombs, which range up to 1.1 cm on edge. Both rest on Quartz matrix and there is abundant botryoidal Rhodochrosite. A truly excellent combination specimen.

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