Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA
Large Cabinet, 17.0 x 13.8 x 8.7 cm
Ex. Harold Urish
A stunning large piece with unusually good aesthetics and high quality - rare in large specimens from this mine. A thin ridge of limestone is the matrix for a large cluster of splendent, dark brown sphalerite crystals with definite orange-red highlights. The largest crystals reach 3 cm in length and exhibit a spearlike form, quite dramatic and sharp. This is a very important specimen for this locality, because of its size and number of sphalerite crystals. Displays beautifully on a custom lucite base.