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Phantom Calcite & Tenorite

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Phantom Calcite & Tenorite

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Description
Locality: 
Herbornseelbach, Dillenburg District, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
14 × 9 × 5.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
2.50cm
Description

Very nice calcite specimen with phantom crystals. Only one with a broken tip. Otherwise very fine with good luster. I spotted a metallic gray tenorite crystal/shard between the calcite scalenohedrons (too small to photograph). Maybe that's also the material responsible for the 'dirty' color? But some of the inclusions look almost biogenic. Very interesting under the microscope.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

Tenorite

Formula: 
CuO
Strunz: 
4.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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