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    SIDERITE after CALCITE
    Tur? Mine (Ghezuri Mine), Tur?, Negre?ti-Oa?, Oa? Mts
    Satu Mare, Satu Mare Co.
    Romania
    5.23 x 3.96 x 2.97 inches (13.3 x 10.06 x 7.56 cm)

    A pseudomorph is defined in mineralogy as a mineral that appears in an atypical form as the result of a "substitution" whereby an original mineral is replaced by another which maintains the appearance and dimensions of the first. This "false form" was mined in 2001 from the best location in Romania for such specimens of Siderite after Calcite casts which have always been rare. This specimen is a beautiful and interesting piece featuring large complete Siderite pseudomorphs after rhombohedral Calcite crystals.


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    April, 2015
    23rd-30th Thursday-Thursday
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