Hematite-included Calcite with Duftite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 9.9 x 7.0 x 6.1 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Two, sharp, glassy, calcite rhombs, one on each side, are aesthetically embedded in sculptural, unusual sintered-looking matrix from the famous and now-closed Tsumeb Mine. The larger rhomb, 5.1 cm across, is mostly colorless and partially transparent. Both ends are included with a bit of brick-red hematite and the top of the crystal is framed with a bit of green duftite. The crystal has a trivial bit of corner wear. The 2.9 cm rhomb on the backside is water-clear and is distinctively color-zoned. The edges are colorless and the interior is included with beautiful, brick-red hematite. This crystal is lightly contacted, with minimal bruising, in one corner and nicely framed by sparkly, calcite microcrystals. A showy and excellent calcite specimen from this historic mine.

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