Calcite, Sphalerite
Picher Field, Tri-State District, Ottawa Co., Oklahoma, USA
Cabinet, 11.5 x 10.3 x 7.5 cm
A dramatic, old-time, cabinet calcite and sphalerite specimen from the famous Tri-State District of Oklahoma. The striking, two-sided mound of very glassy, transparent to translucent, golden-amber, stepped-growth calcite rhombs is capped by a beautiful, doubly terminated knob of gemmy crystals. The sphalerite plate matrix has a flat-lying, 9.7 cm calcite scalenohedron with a gemmy termination on one side as a super accent to the sculptural mound. Ex. George Feist Collection # 1412 and according to the label was handled by the renowned Tri-State dealer, Boodle Lane, in 1940.