Calcite, Jamesonite, Siderite
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm
Herja Mine (Kisbanya), Baia Mare (Nagybanya), Maramures Co., Romania
The mineral giving these calcites their beautiful dove-grey color has generally been identified as boulangerite, but I am assured by a dealer who brings them in that the mineral is actually jamesonite. Typically, these are seen as rosettes, but this one has a remarkable and beautiful sculptural form, featuring two intergrown pear-shaped clusters. Olive-colored siderite crystals decorate the display face. 9 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm