Dragon Minerals - Update December 9, 2018

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26065: Sphalerite, Quartz, and Calcite - $100
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee
Cabinet - 14.8 x 6.8 x 6.0 cm (5.8 x 2.7 x 2.4 inches)
Weight - 494 grams (1.09 pounds)
Specimen status: Available    Send email to order

A typical gray Elmwood mine matrix hosts a carpet of tiny but sparkly quartz points, around which is wrapped a highly lustrous, brown sphalerite cluster. A striking and quite sparkly combination. Minor colorless calcite also present. A few tiny rubs are noted under the hand lens, but overall the condition is quite nice. Excellent for the species and locality. Displays nicely in several positions without needing a stand. Better-than-usual aesthetics for an Elmwood sphalerite, and overall 360 degree appeal. Better sparkle than the photos have captured.

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