Dragon Minerals - June 16, 2020 Update

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17917:
Calcite - $30
Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding County, Ohio
Small cabinet - 7.1 x 5.8 x 5.0 cm (2.8 x 2.3 x 2.0 inches)
150 grams (0.33 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email with specimen number to order

This calcite scalenohedron shows excellent symmetry and growth features along the faces which give a shimmering, bark-like texture. The cleaved base reveals two generations of growth: a first generation with scattered brown inclusions, and a later generation which is translucent and almost opalescent, but free of inclusions. The overall color is a light brown, but becomes pleasingly brown-yellow when backlit. Previous dealer label indicates the specimen was collected circa 1965. A few minor dings are noted, but do not detract, especially when the specimen is strongly illuminated from behind. Sits nicely for display as shown on its cleaved base.













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