- Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
- Large Cabinet, 17.3 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm
Two large doubly terminated, gemmy, cognac colored calcite crystals, to 13 cm across, are twinned, and one exhibits multi-forked tips. It is a very dramatic piece with extremely good luster and translucency throughout - in fact I would say one of the most gemmy and lustrous for its style I have had. The price is lower than it should seem from the photos due to a few very small dings, on rear or side-facing edges, that I judge to be consequential to me although they do not affect the display qualities of the piece in any significant way. The bottom crystal is fully terminated atop, and has a slight cleave at the bottom where the base is, anyhow. The major crystal atop is complete all around and undamaged save for, as I said, a few trivial dings not on the front face anyhow.