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    CALCITE
    Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Tetjuche, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

    Dal'negorsk has probably produced some of the largest and finest Calcite crystals ever found. This monster measures almost 10 inches (25.3 inches) across and over 5 inches (12.6 cm) thick. It shows the equant, almost spherical habit that is characteristic of Calcite from Dal'negorsk. Color ranges from virtually colorless to a faint pink indicative of low levels of Manganese that are also the source of a great reddish fluorescence under SW UV. Luster is the extremely bright version that is shown by all of the better Dal'negorsk specimens. This museum sized specimen that is almost "ice" clear, was mined in May of 2002 and has a custom acrylic base. See the 360 degree video of this specimen that is available online.
    Overall Measurements: 9.75 x 8.75 x 5.5 inches (24.77 x 22.23 x 13.97 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: North Star Minerals [Hoppel #D2195]
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    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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