Baryte, Calcite
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
Cabinet, 10.6 x 7.7 x 3.6 cm
A fine cabinet plate from the famous finds in the late 1990s at the Meikle Mine of Nevada. Sharp, transparent to translucent, amber baryte blades richly cover the thin matrix crust. Many of the barytes are preferentially coated with tiny, colorless calcite rhombs, which add character. Crystals reach 3.0 cm on this fine piece, which is essentially pristine. Specimen of this gemmy quality only come from recycled advanced collections.