Calcite – Double Terminated Crystal from the Elmwood Mine, Tennessee


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This calcite is 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 is a translucent to transparent, double terminated calcite crystal. One end has a sharp scalenohedral termination and the other has a blunt rhombic termination (Photo 5). There is some remnant sphalerite matrix attached. It has a bright vitreous luster and it is good from all sides. This crystal measures 2 7/8 x 1 11/16 x 1 1/16 inches or 73 x 46 x 26 mm

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Weight9 oz