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RM2513   Calcite, galena, sphalerite and dolomite

Sweetwater Mine, F-5 Area, Ellington, Reynolds Co., Missouri, United States

Calcite gemmy crystal from this classic North American locality, very transparent, bright and with a delicate yellow color. It is disposed very aerially on a matrix with galena, sphalerite, dolomite and pyrite. It is also crystallographically very interesting because of the shapes of the elongated rhombohedron, with the faces of the scalenohedron. Acquired by J. Astor from J. Montal in the mid-1970s, with labels.


Size: 3.8 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm.
Main crystal: 2.1 cm.
Found in ca. 1976.

Col. Joan Astor (Barcelona).
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 

RM863   Calcite with dolomite and chalcopyrite

Sweetwater Mine, F-5 Area, Ellington, Reynolds Co., Missouri, United States

A very nice specimen from a classic American locality. A group of doubly terminated crystals showing parallel growth and curvatures on their faces and edges. They are translucent and have a delicate yellow color. With small rhombohedral crystals of dolomite, peppered by microcrystals of chalcopyrite.


Size: 9.2 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm.
Main crystal: 7.2 x 2.5 cm.

 
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