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MD-242662
Calcite
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
Sambava District, Sava (Northeastern) Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
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A very attractive specimen of calcite twins formed by the contact of two rhombohedrons. The amber, Christmas tree-like crystals are water-clear and have an intense, gemmy luster. Two small lots of crystals were recovered in 2001 and 2004 from a now extinct basalt quarry in Madagascar. Complete-all-around. These are a unique style of twinned calcite crystals. Ex. Tarnowski Collection.