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Mineral Specimen #5857    Calcite "Mushroom"

Bor Pit (Boron Pit), Dal'negorsk B deposit, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

2.4 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
0.9 x 0.8 x 0.6 in


A twinned Calcite crystal has grown on the tip of another Calcite crystal with the result being a very mushroom looking specimen. There are faint growth lines / grooves on both the bottom and the top of the twinned crystal. Also, there are micro brown colored crystals scattered across the top of the twin. These are unidentified and barely noticeable in person.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

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