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CAL4098 - Calcite with Chalcopyrite

$100.00 Weight: 283 g

El Hammam Mine, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
63mm x 34mm x 27mm
Small Cabinet
This interesting specimen consists of ivory-colored translucent prismatic calcite crystals to 10 mm in length, with trigonal terminations. The calcite is fluorescent bright orange under midwave UV light (see photos above). Interspersed among the calcites are rounded clusters composed of drusy chalcopyrite; the individual chalcopyrite crystals making up these clusters average less than 0.1 cm across. This piece is free of damage, except for where it was removed from matrix along the base and lower front of the specimen.

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