Specimen #463

Name: Calcite Stalactite

Type: Mineral

Locality: probably Naica mines, Mexico

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 37.1 x 6.9 x 5.5 cm


Acquired: 2007-07-24

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: This dramatic piece was part of Marty Zinn's stalactite sub-collection. This tan flowstone stalactite has luster and exhibits growth-ring segments. If this piece had been from an American cave, the authorities would have intervened! No such rules in Mexico. It is really hard to get intact stalactites of this calibre out of caves (and you shouldn''t, from a living cave!). (Note: I lost the auction, but Rob contacted me that it had been returned)

Minerals: Calcite (CaCO3)

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