Calcite, Galena, Chalcopyrite, Dolomite
Sweetwater Mine (Milliken Mine; Frank R. Milliken; Blair Creek; Ozark Lead Company Mine; Adair Creek; Logan Creek), Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 5.1 x 4.3 cm
A very elegant combination specimen from the Sweetwater Mine of Missouri's Viburnum Trend. A perfect, glowing, 5.6 cm, doubly terminated, light amber calcite crystal is perched on the crest of an octahedral galena crystal. The compound octahedra reach 3.3 cm and are richly accented with sparkly, golden chalcopyrite and pastel-pink dolomite microcrystals. This is superb older material from the Dr. Gary Hansen Collection and dates the l970s to early 1980s. Octahedral galena is not that common from the Sweetwater Mine.