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Mineral Specimen #4231    Calcite

Dyserth Quarry, Dyserth, Denbighshire, Wales

8.4 x 7 x 2.9 cm


Ex. H. R. McBroom, from trade with Eric Ottley, 1984

Rhombahedral Calcite crystals with a high glossy luster and light orange coloration due to the presence of iron oxides (most likely Hematite). The crystals are well formed with smooth glassy surfaces and complex edges with parallel striations at a diagonal from the crystal faces. The specimen is in fairly good condition however, the Calcite crystals in one corner of the specimen are damaged including the crystal which extends out the furtherest.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Calcite | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars