Mineral Specimen #5056 Stalactic Quartz, Sphalerite, Calcite
Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., Missouri
Ex. Robert Gannon
Stalactic growths of Quartz have grown on a base of Sphalerite crystals. The Quartz crystals are short and stubby and have a high sparkly luster. The color of the Quartz varies from white to slightly off white. In places, the Sphalerite crystals can be seen included within the Quartz. The bottom of the specimen is composed of small red/brown Sphalerite crystals upon which have grown small, double terminated beige Calcite crystals. The Quartz on this specimen is one of the very best I have seen from Missouri.
Flaws: A few of the Calcite crystals on the bottom of the specimen are slightly bruised.
14.3 x 13.8 x 5.5 cm
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Quartz | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Calcite | Minerals Priced Between 200 and 299 Dollars