The size of these cobaltoan calcite crystals is just remarkable compared to the average specimen you see – these sharp scalenohedrons rise to 1.3 cm above the matrix! It is nearly pristine, with just a few vrey , very minor dings here or there. Pretty pink blush color with silky micro-stepped faces. A very rich specimen with unusually pastel color !
A fine spray of gemmy crystals of South Dakota barite, with light coffee color. The crystals are attached to a thin plate of calcite in back. The terminations are complete, with one area of natural pocket contact on the upper right side.
When I saw this amazing, glowing golden calcite, it was on a big, clunky matrix that detracted from the overall beauty. So we had it trimmed to create a matrix that was more appropriate as a setting for the jewel-like crystal. The calcite itself is BIG, measuring 5.5 cm across the top, 6 cm down, and 4.5 cm thick. And, it is absolutely pristine.
A LARGE cabinet specimen featuring translucent calcites to almost 4 inches, 9 cm in size, isolated in a matrix of coated quartz crystals. The crystals show good luster and very sharp form. The specimen is in fine shape, with just a couple of very unobtrusive contacts. Sawn on back to remove from the matrix. A big, showy and dramatic Russian specimen and very unusual in its association!
ex. John White
A briliantly lustrous, sharp single crystal of calcite with origins, according to its old label, from the tunnel project here in St. Gotthard pass. Rare locality specimen, and a good calcite crystal as well!
ex. John White
A rare example of beautifully crystallized, acicular uranophane from NEW MEXICO. At first glance, this looks like the Canadian material above. However, it is from a small and hard to get locality. Specimens are few, and I have seen only 3-4 for sale in the last decade
Superb, sharp, very symmetric twinned calcite wiht dusting of minor manganite!
A very striking cluster of unusually mustard-colored brucite crystals with sparkling calcite for accent!
A very pretty , attractive, "puffball", of calcite with a very strong pastel pink color. VERY unusual and subtle, different than most you see of this species.
A very elegant, flaring, lustrous calcite crystal of unusual habit!
A pristine, perfect, lustrous, sparkling, JEWEL of a calcite! Complete 360 degrees!
ex. Charlie Key
Another unique specimen from this famous pocket , with inesite in isolated crystals to 1 cm (unusual!) , mixed with small, sharp orange prehnites, perched atop a gemmy and lustrous calcite rhombohedron! I have not seen another like it.
A very well-balanced specimen featuring two gemmy, pristine balls of Poldervaartite perched on crystallized matrix. The Poldervaartite measures 3 cm long and 2 cm across, and is pristine and complete, of highest quality.
Two mirror-lustrous, 3-dimensional, just brilliantly jewel-like metalli chematite crystals sits on matrix accented by sparkling white calcite. Exceptional quality miniature! The crystals are undamaged except the very bottom base of the lower one , pointing down; and a tiny slight ding on the back of the upper crystal. The crystals are 2 cm tall.
This crystal is SHARP and so oddlooking I thought it was a barite at first. But it is a calcite, showing fascinating growth patterns. Cleaved only on the back, otherwise complete all around.
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