Mineral Specimen #1224 Specular Hematite on Quartz covered with Calcite
7 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm
2.8 x 2.3 x 1.8 in
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Prior to 1975
Quartz crystals coated with black Hematite which in turn is coated with small, clear crystals of Calcite. In person, this specimen has a great deal of sparkle. There is a stalacltic formation of Calcite coated with Quartz which has broken off revealing a reddish brown growth ring which is also likely to be Hematite. With the exception of the broken stalactite, the specimen is in very good condition.