Moving mountains for you
Switch currency

Current Live Auctions

Current Live Fixed Price Sales

Calcite Quartz & Dolomite

Views:
Watches:
RBR742361

Calcite Quartz & Dolomite

Description Tabs

Description
Locality: 
Cavnic Mine, Maramureș County, Romania
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
14.5 × 11 × 6 cm
Description

This specimen is not typical for Cavnic. The dark brown calcite has formed a compound crystals bursting with hundreds of spiky terminations, isolated aesthetically on the matrix. The calcite is surrounded by light bvrwon dolomite which is crystallized completly different. The matrix of this fine item consists mainly of clear quartz which can be seen at different spots between the other minerals. A very eyecatching specimen.

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

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Item Toolbox