Catalogue number #1431
Calcite and Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
Numerous gemmy calcite crystals, double termianted with the typical golden colour from this locality are perched ontop of sphalerite. The largest calcite is 1.5cm across but most are 0.5-1cm. The sphalerite is highly lustrous, shows deep reddish brown internal reflections and has excellent, sharp crystal form with crystals reaching 2cm across. The sphalerite is aesthetically scattered over a light grey matrix which sparkles from a coating of microcrystalline dolomite. Excellent contrast and aesthetics, self stands as photographed. There are just a few minor scuffs to the sphalerite and one calcite is cleaved, but these are not noticable and do not detract. Striking cabinet specimen.