Mineral Specimen #6688 Calcite Stalactites
near Alzada, Carter Co., Montana
10.8 x 7.1 x 5.2 cm
4.3 x 2.8 x 2 in
Ex. E. Morales from Crystal Resources, 1987
Stalactic growths which formed within a concretion in limestone which are an attractive, burnt orange color. The color is enhanced when the specimen is back lit because the Calcite is translucent. This is a particularly large specimen from this occurrence and is about as long as these stalactic growths were found in the 1970s. And although there is a bit of matrix in the back where some of the stalactites are incomplete, this is not noticable when viewed from the front.
Flaws: Some of the stalactites in the back of the specimen are incomplete. There are internal, hairline cracks, the length of some of the stalactites which is common on similar specimens from this location.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Calcite | Minerals Priced 500 Dollars and Greater