Apalachee Minerals

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CAL4808 - Calcite on Galena

$25.00 Weight: 369 g

Sweetwater Mine, near Ellington; Viburnum Trend District; Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
65mm x 51mm x 34mm
This aesthetic specimen is dominated by a single transparent to translucent yellow trigonal calcite crystal measuring 50 mm in length, sitting atop a dull gray crystalline galena matrix. A few other smaller calcites are also present, as well as sparse iridescent chalcopyrite crystals. No damage. A good overview of the mines and minerals of this region can be found in Rocks & Minerals, Volume 72, Number 6 (November – December, 1997), pages 400-419.

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