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    CALCITE
    Turt Mine, Turt, Negresti-Oas, Oas Mts, Satu Mare Co., Romania


    Some things are just 'cool', like these globes of swirling Calcite crystals from a Romanian Lead/Zinc mine that has been worked since medieval times. The matrix seems to be a conglomeration of small Calcite and Dolomite crystals with a lot of bright Pyrite cubes on the bottom of the piece. The upper surface is more of the same but instead of Pyrite there are 3 hemispherical masses of colorless Calcite, up to 6 cm in diameter, all of which show a "part" like in "parting your hair" - very cool but also very strange. This specimen was mined on June 7, 2001 and its condition is pristine.
    Overall measurements: 7.88 x 5.13 inches (20 x 13 cm). Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: North Star Minerals [Hoppel Catalog # D2124]


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


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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