Calcite, Sphalerite
Trepca complex, Trepca valley, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm
A fine, complete-all-around combination specimen from the venerable Trepca Complex in Kosovo. A dramatic, 3.0 cm, ball of intergown, colorless, translucent calcite rhombs aesthetically rests atop mounded matrix of lustrous, twinned, sphalerite crystals, which in turn, are richly covered with calcite rhombs and scalenohedrons. Classic material from this locale and nearly pristine, with only trivial edge-wear to the 2.0 cm sphalerite crystal. Ex. Steve Smale Collection.