Calcite, Gypsum (Var: Selenite)
Ametista do Sul, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 13.5 x 7.8 x 4.0 cm
A beautiful, butterfly-twin calcite crystal on a cabinet plate from the small, one-time find in the early 2000s from Ametista do Sul, Brazil. The 3.1 cm, gem-like, calcite crystal beautifully lies on 3-dimensional basalt matrix covered with light amber calcite rhombs and strikingly studded with sparkly, water-clear selenite needles and crystals to 2.7 cm. These have not been available since the find came out about 7 years ago.