DT Calcite on octahedral Galena (Hansen Coll.)

Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:15:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A very elegant combination specimen from the famous Sweetwater Mine of Missouri"s Viburnum Trend. A perfect, glowing, 5.6 cm, doubly terminated, light amber calcite crystal is very aesthetically perched on the crest of an octahedral galena crystal. The compound octos reach 3.3 cm and are richly accented with sparkly, golden chalcopyrite and pastel-pink dolomite microcrystals. This is superb older material from the Dr. Gary Hansen Collection and dates the l970s to early 1980s. Octahedral galena is not that common from the Sweetwater Mine. MUCH BETTER IN PERSON.

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