Calcite 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 lustrous calcite crystals with minor barite matrix attached. They are translucent with a bright vitreous to glass luster. They have a cream to honey color. The tips of the terminations have cleaved surfaces which is typical for calcites from this mine. This piece measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches or 83 x 80 x 52 mm.

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Weight 9 oz