Celestine, Calcite
Holloway Quarry (Rockwood quarry), Berlin Township, Newport, Monroe Co., Michigan, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
A striking, parallel-growth cluster of highly lustrous, translucent, tabular, blue-gray celestine blades beautifully and aesthetically highlighted by starkly contrasting, golden-amber calcite crystals. The celestine crystals have very distinctive and very unusual pinacoid terminations. The calcites on the edge look like a row of golden shark teeth. You don't see many of these Holloway Quarry celestine and calcite combinations available. Ex. John Medici Collection, one of the premiere Midwest field collectors. He collected this piece himself.