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1.  Calcite - Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado ; 4 x 3 cm, $5   Cleavage rhomb

2.  Calcite - Gleeson, Arizona ; 4 x 5 cm, $6,  5-7 mm xls on matrix

3.  Calcite - Wyoming ; 6 x 4 cm, $5,  Sand included crude single xl

4.  Calcite - Walsenburg, Huerfano Co., Colorado ; 6.5 x 5 cm, $6, Group of sharp high angle rhombs from unusual location.  Some damage but still great reference.

5.  Calcite - Magdelena, New Mexico ; 5 x 3.5 cm, $10,  Group of bladed crystals to 1.5 cm.

6.  Calcite on Hematite - Egremont, Cumberland, England ; 4 x 4 cm, $30,   Group of prismatic crystals in somewhat paralle growth.  Nice representative of a Old World Classic that can get very expensive.  A couple of minor nicks.  Reserved

7.  Calcite - Banner Mine, Lordsburg, New Mexico ; 5.5 x 5 cm, $25,  Nice cluster of pink scalenohedrons from an unusual location.  A couple of crystals tips are cleaved.  Reserved

8.  Calcite - Pea Ridge Mine, Washington Co., Missouri ; 5 x 3 cm, $10,   Nice single scalenohedron from the deepest underground iron mine in the world.   Speckled with black and red dots of hematite on the surface.  Minor 1-2 mm chip out of the tip.  Very unique and a must have for calcite collectors.

9.  Calcite - World Wide Mine, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona ; 16 x 11 cm, $20,   Large plate covered by glassy bladed crystals to 1.5 cm.  Not real attractive but its a large piece from an unusual AZ location in excellent condition.

10.  Calcite – Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico ; 10 x 6.5 cm, $8, Plate covered on top and bottom with hundreds of calcite crystals. A few larger to 1.5 cm, glassy twinned crystals are scattered about the others

11.  Calcite - Magdelena, New Mexico ; 11 x 8 cm, $20,  Flat plate with thin discoidal crystals to 3 cm covering the entire surface.  Dark inclusions in/on some of the crystals.

12.  Calcite - Berry Materials Quarry, North Vernon, Indiana ; 3 x 2.5 cm, $5,   Gemmy amber crystal has grown into the limestone so it is incomplete though undamaged.  The thing that makes this so neat is it is perched on a base composed of a horn coral fossil.

13.  Calcite - Berry Materials Quarry, North Vernon, Indiana  ; 4 x 2.5 cm, $10,  3 intergrown gemmy complex calcite crystals to 3 cm on matrix.

14.  Calcite - San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico ; 6 x 6 cm, $3,   Unusual shaped crystals to 1 cm on matrix. 

15.  Calcite - Egremont, Cumberland, England ; 12 x 7 cm, $50,  This piece comes from one of the most famous calcite locations in the world.  Lustrous glassy crystals to 2 cm with water clear tips cover the surface.  Most of the crystals are lying in a prone position on the matrix.  Some damage but still attractive and priced right.   Reserved

16.  Calcite - Cerro Mine, Bagdad, Arizona ; 4 x 4 cm, $7,  This one is from a hard to find Arizona location known for it's butterfly twinned crystals.  The surface is completely covered by calcite crystals including at least a pair of small 4 mm   butterfly twins.  The largest crystal is a nice 1.5 cm and is twinned.   There is a contact point on the large crystal.  These were pricey and went the first day from the Miller Calcite collection.  Reserved

17.  Calcite - Bisbee, Arizona ; 4 x 3.5 cm, $7, Large 3.5 cm twinned crystal on a little matrix from the most famous copper mine in Arizona.  Some chips and rubs make this one affordable.

18.  Calcite - Rattlesnake Butte, South Dakota ; 5.5 x 4 cm, $7,  Nice representative sample of these sand included calcites which were once prevelant.  The largest crystal in the group is 4.5 cm long and double terminated.   Reserved

23.  Calcite - Magdelena, New Mexico ; 7.5 x 6.5, $15,  Thin bladed crystals cover matrix.  Minor Damage to a couple of the dozens of crystals.

24.  Calcite - Chihuahua, Mexico ; 7.5 x 5 cm, $40,  Very nice sharp large blocky 6 cm twin on matrix.

25.  Calcite and Descloizite - Chihuahua, Mexico ; 8 x 5 cm, $10,  Dark brown lustrous crystals of descloizite richly cover the surface.  Hundreds of 3-4 mm hexagonal plates of calcite cover the rest of the surface.  Nice association piece.

26.  Calcite – Ton Mawr Quarry, Pentyrch, near Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales; 5.5 x 5 cm, $15,  This piece consists primarily of one large stacked rhombohedral crystal 4.5 cm long with a nice termination. This ones attractive and in good condition and would make a nice addition to a calcite collection.

27.  Calcite – Taffs Well Quarry, Pentyrch, near Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales; 4.5 x 4 cm, $7,  Nice lustrous glassy small (4 mm) rhombs cover the surface. This piece is in excellent condition and would make a good locality specimen for a calcite collection.

28.  Calcite – Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico; 9 x 5 cm, $15,   Nicely lustrous dark chocolate colored complex crystals of calcite cover the surface. This ones a nice sample of this unusual color and crystal form for calcite.

29.  Calcite on Fluorite – Minerva Mine #1, Hardin Co., Illinois; 9 x 6.5 cm, $25,  Super spiky oil included calcite crystals formed by tightly packed parallel crystals. These are likely strontium - rich trending toward strontianite and fluoresce a nice orange color in the UV light. A few dark to pale purple fluorite crystals are on the edge or back of the specimen. This is in super condition for such a spiky calcite and would make a nice addition to your display.  Reserved

30.  Calcite – Southwest Mine, Bisbee, AZ;  7 x 5 cm, $20,   Superb sample of cavern-like calcite growth from one of America’s premier mineral locations. The calcite grades from a crystal growth to a curving twisted round growth at the end. The piece is perfect and would make a great addition to any collection especially calcite or a Western US suite. A few blue-green specs from copper inclusions. This piece came from the auction of long time Tri-State District mineral dealer Brown’s Minerals in Joplin, MO and was likely collected 30+ years ago as none of these have been collected for years.

 

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