Calcite, Fluorite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 8.0 x 7.4 cm
As specimens such as this disappear quickly from the market with the mine now closed, you appreciate them more and more. This is a doubly-terminated twin of golden calcite, with both gemmy tips complete, perched right on top of several transparent purple fluorite crystals, which in turn sit on a bed of crystallized sphalerite! The calcite twin measures 8 cm, and shows only a minuscule bit of edge wear on the tip, in fact QUITE minimal considering the vast majority of these show wear. This is a really showy and beautiful Elmwood combo piece! 8 x 8 x 7.4 cm