Calcite and Quartz Vug
I love the location of this specimen: “Billy West Rd, off Hwy 70 South (Readout).” So the Federal Highway Administration builds a highway, and voila – a new, major international discovery – or not. But it’s still cool to find a large vug lined with highly translucent Quartz crystals and then loaded with likewise highly translucent amber-colored Calcite crystals all in excellent condition – on the side of the road no less. Seriously, it’s a way cool specimen! Some guys seem to find great specimens on the side of the road – I only seem to find traffic jams . . .
Location: Billy West Rd. off Hwy 70 So. (Roadcut), Woodbury, Tennessee, USA
Size: 12 x 9 x 9.5 cm