Calcite (Doubly-Terminated and With Phantom)
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm
Sub-Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Illinois, USA
Ex. Ross Lillie
Fine, attractive, and classy doubly-terminated Calcite on matrix from ANY mine - but at first look you would think it was from Elmwood (Tennessee) and not from the Denton Mine! Seldom do you see any gemmy calcites that have this doubly-terminated look, from Illinois. The main Calcite crystal is an impressive 7 cm long, with excellent luster and color. The entire upper half of the crystal, above the phantom, is quite gemmy. The lower end has two tips, one complete and one very slightly cleaved. There is also a small amount of edge wear near the main termination, hard to see, and so overall the Calcite is in fine condition, and retains its aesthetics value. Note also the presence of a sharp rhombohedral phantom, within, as a bonus (you can see the deeper orange lines, inside). This was collected during pillar robbing in 1988 and was found in a pocket that was 12' deep, 6-8 ' wide, and 5' high. Imagine how fun that would have been, to put it mildly! One of the oldest pieces in the collection - RCL 003
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