Calcite on Calcite, on Calcite Over Drusy Quartz
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.7 x 4.1 cm
Nasik, Maharashtra, India

You want a unique Indian calcite??? This is as unique as it gets; a self standing rocketship! From a pedestal of golden calcite around which grew a layer of colorless, drusy quartz, perches an angled, doubly terminated scalenohedron. The color is fascinating, with gemmy, transparent golden calcite accented by the overgrowth of dark brown-black calcite which the calcite crystal later developed on preferential faces. The calcite measures a full 8 cm from tip to tip and has good luster. This is all topped off by a cute accent: a colorless, doubly terminated, stilbite crystal. The stilbite is 1.5 cm across. I HAVE NOT not seen another specimen like it. This is really too "cool" for more words! 2 sides and a down-view are shown.