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Mineral Specimen #6603    Calcite Colored with Hematite

Porthoustock (likely West of England Quarry), St Keverne, Lizard Penninsula, Cornwall, England

10 x 7.1 x 4.7 cm
3.9 x 2.8 x 1.9 in

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Here is one of a kind specimen from a location not noted for specimens. It consists of white colored Calcite with dog tooth crystals around the edges which are colored a reddish brown color from a thin layer, just below the surface, of Hematite. It is highly likely the specimen is from the West of England Quarry which is right on the southern edge of the small village of Porthoustack. This is an aggregates quarry that mines a dark green diorite rock; Calcite is listed on mindat for the location.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: Many of the crystals are incomplete or have a cleaved termination.

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

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