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    CALCITE
    Bisbee, Warren Dist., Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

    It is no secret that most of the Copper mines in Bisbee frequently intersected natural caverns festooned with various minerals. Probably the most frequently encountered were Calcite formations of sundry colors, deposited by groundwater evaporating from the walls and ceilings of these caves. The particular variety seen here is often referred to as "cave popcorn" for its somewhat fanciful resemblance to the real thing. Small amounts of Iron in the ground-water lends a salmon-pink to cream coloration to the exterior of the specimen, while the concentric banding of the plant-like growth can easily be seen where one 'branch' has been removed. Except for that removal, this extremely aesthetic specimen is in excellent condition.
    Overall measurements: 3.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches (8.9 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Ex. Keith Proctor Collection [Hoppel Catalog # D1879]


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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