7.5" YellowGray PHANTOM CALCITE SharpDouble Terminated Crystal Missouri for sale
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In 2011, mineral miner Stan Esbenshade extracted a large lot of spectacular calcite and chalcopyrite specimens from pockets at the Brushy Creek Mine in Missouri's Tri-State District. He had a couple of hundred flats of these processed and cleaned for the Tucson Gem, Rock and Mineral Show. Most of them are reminiscent of the material Stan mined back in the 1990s, which had elongated grayish calcites with a dusting of rainbow-colored chalcopyrites around the base of the crystals. This lot has many similar crystals, plus a few outstanding golden calcites, to boot. Many of the crystals show stand-out phantoms, and the best look a bit like torches, with large single crystals surrounded by slightly smaller crystals that climb up the sides of the central crystal. The pocket also produced many spectacular chalcopyrites, in neon colors ranging from brilliant turquoise to magenta to gold and more. I went through all of the flats of this new material, picking out the finest examples, to be shipped home to Greenfield, MA at the end of the show.
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