Calcite with Chalcopyrite on pink Dolomite
Hoxie, Lawrence County Zinc District, Lawrence Co., Arkansas, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm
Ex. Kay Robertson

Outstanding example of an Arkansas classic, Calcite on Pink Dolomite. The superb scalenohedral Calcite is a full 6 cm long, and it is partially doubly terminated. The luster is glassy and the crystal is gemmy. So gemmy, in fact, that you can see a white, central phantom and a dozen or so Chalcopyrite crystals floating within the large Calcite. Very very attractive. The Calcite rests on a matrix composed of lustrous, curving pink Dolomite crystals that reach up to 1 cm across. The quarries in this area are renowned for their pink Dolomite specimens, and when you can find them in combination with quality Calcite crystals, they become true treasures.

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