OB17A-102
Calcite (fluorescent)
$600.00
Nikolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
ex. Herb Obodda
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
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Seven gemmy Calcite crystals from the famous Dal'negorsk area comprise this excellent piece. The clear, modified scalenohedral Calcites have superb luster and a vivid orange fluorescence, and the piece can be displayed from a number of angles. The luster on these is just that good - better than almost any other calcites. The largest crystal measures 3.6 cm. An aesthetic and sharp small cab, it probably dates to the early-mid 1990s. With these mines not producing hardly anything anymore, if at all, a classic specimen such as this would be available today only in recycled collections.