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Calcite & Quartz

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Calcite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Mega Horio, Serifos Island, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 5.2 × 4.1 cm
Description

There is a curved, thin plate of matrix attachted to a larger quartz crystal. This crystal is completely covered by micro crystals of calcite (these crystals show a minor touch of cyan color). At the top of this covered quartz crystal you can see a group of sharp terminated colorless calcite crystals, which is formed like a star. The specimen is developed as floater and doesn´t show any significant damage. The specimen really aesthetic and looks great in various positions, Hard to capture the tridimensional assemble with the camera. So I have to note that it is much better in person.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White