Calcite on Sphalerite from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee


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These calcites on sphalerite are from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Tennessee, 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. The calcite is a common gangue mineral associated with the sphalerite. This specimen consists of rosette-like sphalerite crystal clusters  with double terminated dog tooth calcites on a druse covered chert matrix. This piece measures 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches or 60 x 38 x 38 mm.

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Weight8 oz

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