Calcites on Sphalerites from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee



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These calcites on sphalerites are from the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA. It contains 6 different minerals including sphalerite, a sulfide of zinc and gangue minerals like calcite which is a carbonate. This specimen consists of a sphalerite crystal matrix that hosts several scalenahedral calcite crystals. The calcites are translucent to transparent and have an amber color. This piece measures approximately 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/16 inches or 67 x 47 x 29 mm

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Weight10 oz

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