Cabinet, 10.6 x 8.6 x 4.0 cm
Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli

This is NOT your usual "Cavnic Calcite." Two generations of Calcite highlight this extremely unusual, very attractive cabinet specimen from the ancient mines (know since the 1300's) of Cavnic. Not only is the form cool, but the luster on the white and beige Calcite is superb. Each and every face on the 1-2 mm, intergrown Calcites is mirror-like, so the specimen looks like a circular mosaic. If you lay it horizontally, it really resembles one of those water-clear cave pools. Up on edge, it resembles an elvish Mikey from Monsters, Inc. But any way you look at it, the aesthetics and quality of this cabinet specimen are outstanding. With the mines from here closed, good specimens are becoming more and more scarce.