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7.7" RUBY SPHALERITE w/Golden Gem CALCITE Stellar Beam Crystals Elmwood for sale

7.7" RUBY SPHALERITE w/Golden Gem CALCITE Stellar Beam Crystals Elmwood for sale

$375.00$750.00
Product Code: EB1015CSPHAL4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Elmwood Mines, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Size 7.7" x 4.1" x 3.8"
Suggested Stand A suitable display stand comes free with this specimen.

This is a really attractive specimen of golden stellar beam calcite crystals on ruby sphalerite from Tennessee's Elmwood Mine. The sphalerite crystals have a brilliant wet-look shine, and are somewhat transparent with a rich, dark red color. The piece is sprinkled with individual doubly terminated scalenohedral (dogtooth) gem clear calcite crystals which are a lovely golden yellow color.  After being closed for many years,  Elmwood is operating again, and in spite of strict prohibitions and penalties, miners have been able to sneak out some fine specimens like this one.  No damage.