Mineral Specimen #3348 Hexagonal Calcite on Dolomite and Chalcopyrite Casts after Galena
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
Elongated hexagonal Calcite crystals whcih are a very pale yellow color, have transparent areas and have a high glossy luster have grown on an unuusual matrix. Covering a ridge, there are numerous casts after Galena. Some of the casts are composed of small crystals of Dolomite and others are composed of small crystals of Chalcopyrite. In a couple of places, the Galena is still extant.
The specimen is in very good condition with the exception of some minor bruising on the edges of the terminations of two of the crystals.