Calcite with Sphalerite


An exceptional piece featuring a plate of dark Sphalerite lightly dusted with microcrystalline Quartz hosting four lustrous, transparent, pristine Amber-colored Calcite scalenohedra. There is an abundance of material coming out of Elmwood but unfortunately most of the Calcite tips get dinged in the process. This one made it out without a dent – perfectly terminated and without any dings anywhere. When you take a look at the smaller pair of Calcite crystals hanging off the side, you really have to wonder how it made it this far without any issues. Now I just have to keep it that way! A great addition to any collection – excellent contrast, color, crystal formation and symmetry.

Location: Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee, USA

Size: 14 x 11 x 6.5 cm