Dragon Minerals - Update April 7, 2019

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14175: Barite and Sphalerite
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
Miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm (1.7 x 1.4 x 0.9 inches)
62 grams (0.14 pounds)
Specimen status: Sold

This Elmwood Mine classic combination features an 'ice cream scoop' mound of opaque, off white barite perched on the edge of a dark but lustrous sphalerite group. The barite is incomplete in a few spots (nothing detracting) and the sphalerite is cleaved where removed from matrix, but overall quite good condition (especially for this price). This 'brain and brain stem' or 'ice cream cone' shaped specimen displays well on the cleaved sphalerite base.

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