Cabinet, 15.1 x 10.2 x 9.8 cm
Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
A huge, dramatic old Charcas calcite specimen, with the characteristic hexagonal crystals that look like plates pressed together. They crystals on this plate have an amazing aesthetic arrangement, angled in towards the center, which what almost appears like the pistils of a flower in the center (a second mineral -- perhaps dolomite). The side faces of the calcites have a glassy luster. This is actually a floater - the back of the specimen has more of these calcite crystals stacked up. There are some dings on the back, but on the front, only a couple of contacts at the top of the two "pistils" (and next to one of them on a calcite), which were probably attached in the pocket and therefore had to be broken off to get the piece out. 15.1 x 10.2 x 9.8 cm