Calcite Crystal on Chert Matrix from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee


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This calcite crystal is from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Tennessee, USA.This mine contains three shafts called the Elmwood, Cumberland, and Gordonsville. It has an entry slope called the Stonewall. They contain eleven different minerals including gangue species like calcite. It is a carbonate mineral containing the elements Ca, C and O. This specimen consists of a translucent to transparent, honey colored, crystal with some minor chert matrix attached. The primary termination has some minute cleavage damage. The right bottom edge, photo 1, is cleaved. This piece measures 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 13/16 inches or 57 x 38 x 20 mm.

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Weight9 oz

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