Calcite on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm
Kongsberg, Norway

Kongsberg is of course famous for silver, BUT to the true collector a good calcite or fluorite from that mine has always been right up there on the almost-impossible-to-get list. This is a cluster of attractive crystals that are of good size for the locality, and they are perched on a plate of sparkling quartz points. The main crystal is completely terminated all around. It has only one defect, being one rough area on the left edge (as shown in upper row, rightmost photo) where there are two grooves that look like an adjacent crystal was attached. In any case, there are two display views for the specimen, one of which puts that spot towards the back if it bothers you (my preference). A very 3-dimensional piece that is better in person!