Calcite on Calcite
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
Exquisitely perched atop a matrix of tiny Calcite crystals, this superb rhombohedron of glassy and gemmy Calcite measures 1.3 cm across. Remarkably aesthetic, you could hardly design a better specimen. A photo of this specimen may be seen on page 23 in 'Minerals of Namibia' by Shields and Frances Flynn.