Calcite, Sphalerite, Quartz
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 8.7 x 3.1 cm
A sculptural specimen from the Elmwood Mine. Glassy calcite crystals, some doubly terminated, and two clusters of ruby-jack sphalerite crystals are aesthetically scattered on the naturally fractured plate of silicified limestone, that is covered with sparkly, drusy quartz crystals. Quartz is really not that common from Elmwood, so this is an exceptional combination piece. Ex. Mullane Collection.