Calcite, Sphalerite
Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 4.0 x 1.8 cm
A really fine and striking combination plate from the Elmwood Mine. Very gemmy, amber calcite scalenhedra richly and beautifully cover the ruby-jack sphalerite matrix. Many of the calcites are doubly terminated. This excellent piece is very nearly pristine. Calcites of this gemmy quality came from only one small find. Ex. Tarnowski Collection.