Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rhodochrosite, Calcite, Scheelite, Spessartine, Pyrrhotite, Millerite, and more all together in one post!

In order of appearance from the top down:

Rhombs of Rhodochrosite atop Tetrahedrite and Quartz matrix! From the Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park County, Colorado.
Measures 3.1 cm by 3 cm by 3.5 cm in total size.

Twinned Golden Calcite with Sphalerite on matrix! From the Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 7 cm by 7.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.

Scheelite crystal with glassy Adularia! From Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province of China. Measures 7.3 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Spessartine Garnet with dark botryoidal Goethite! From Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China.
Measures 12.5 cm by 10.2 cm in size.

Large pyramidal Pyrrhotites on Quartz crystals! From the Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia.
Measures 7 cm by 12.6 cm by 10 cm in total size.

Cavern of botryoidal Chalcedony and fine Millerite crystals! From Halls Gap, Lincoln County, Kentucky.
Measures 7.2 cm by 11 cm by 6.8 cm in size.

Lustrous crystals of Pyrargyrite nestled between brown Calcite crystals and casts!From Level 630 of the San Guillermo Vein, San Luis Shaft, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Measures 3 cm by 4.5 cm in size.

Combination of Barite and Gypsum crystals on Yellow Calcite! From the Elk Creek locality, Dalzell, Meade County, South Dakota.
Measures 7.5 cm by 15.3 cm by 12.5 cm in size.

Simply Amazing!

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