Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Quartz
Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Large Cabinet, 26.0 x 15.0 x 6.8 cm
On a large plate of flashy chalcopyrite has grown a thick cluster of glittering calcite of TWO subtly different forms of sparkling-white, stick-like parallel crystals intermixed with each other. Drusy quartz adds more sparkle to the matrix, covering much of the chalcopyrite and accenting the base of the calcite cluster as well. They apparently formed at the same time, in various places each type has formed on top of the other. A large, dramatic Eastern European specimen that is MUCH MUCH BETTER In PERSON! 26 x 15 x 6.8 cm