Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Calcite

Views:
Watches:
PDM943716

Calcite

Fluorescent

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Sifnos Island, Sifnos, Milos, South Aegean, Greece
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.3 × 3.1 × 2.7 cm
Description

Spiky stalactitic growth of calcite from the Sifnos Island, a very rare locality in collections. It shows a nice whitish blue fluorescence under UV illumination, especially intense under long waves. The core at the base is hollow, and the top is rich in rhombohedral crystals of calcite that are mostly twinned.

Amazing specimen, that was collected in the early 1980’s by Herman Torfs (specimen 92). Mr Torfs numbered his collection not by piece but by locality, so all those coming from the same place have the same number.

Combine specimens to reduce shipping costs!.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Calcite

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

Seller Information

Payment options: offline, paypal_wpp, paypal_wps