Specimen #1135

Name: Calcite (unusual habits)

Type: Mineral

Locality: Llugarin, Asturias, Spain

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 5.8 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm

Weight: 123

Acquired: 2008-12-18

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: An UNUSUAL and showy calcite specimen from Asturias, Spain. Two generations of calcite comprise this pair of modified scalenohedrons. The opaque cores on both crystals have a second generation overgrowth of lustrous, translucent, golden amber to tan calcite. The large crystal has a distinct interior phantom. The smaller calcite is very interestingly twinned! This fine calcite, from the land of super fluorites, was collected by Spanish collector/dealer Fernandez Beulga in July, 2008. reference on label to spanishminerals.com

Minerals: Calcite (CaCO3)

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Calcite, Llugarin, Asturias, Spain - 5.8 x 4.4 x 4.3 cm