Calcite from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee


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This calcite crystal is from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, US. 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 sphalerite which is the main ore mineral. This piece consists of a translucent crystal point with minor matrix attached. It a honey to orange color and a a glassy luster. The termination has some slight cleaving which is common on Elmwood calcites. The base of the crystals have remnant barite crystal matrix attached. This piece is measures 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches or 58 x 45 x 27 mm.

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Weight7 oz