Dragon Minerals - Update August 4, 2019

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Sphalerite and Calcite - $10
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
Miniature - 4.3 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm (1.7 x 1.6 x 1.1 inches)
53 grams (0.12 pounds)
Specimen status: Available     Send an email to order

The Elmwood Mine has set the standard for American sphalerite, and this miniature is a fine and quite affordable example of that standard. The sphalerite is complexly crystallized, wonderful deep root beer brown color, and highly lustrous. Accented with just a few tine, water clear calcite points and a very thin dolostone base. Very minor microchipping along the sphalerite and one cleaved calcite termination are noted under magnification, but otherwise (ignore the usual edge and base issues) the overall condition is quite fine. Displays perfectly.

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