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page 29 of the online mineral catalog: calcite corner -- and a glimpse of pink halite too
2011-07-04 - 8:22 a.m.
all photos � 2011 by elaine radford
We're overdue for another visit to the online mineral museum. Today, why not
take a trip to Calcite Corner? This interesting mineral is found
growing in a variety of styles and colors. My largest piece, the
red and yellow Dogtooth Calcite Crystal cluster, is Chihuahua, Mexico. It has a couple of smaller side-kicks in front.
Also from Chihuahua is a nice, transparent piece of Iceland Spar calcite:
The green and maybe also the pink Calcite chunks are also from Mexico.
Elmwood, Tennessee is a famous site where many large, beautiful Golden Calcite crystals were
collected. A staple in the Calcite collection.
I saw one of these offered for 200 euros in Paris, which makes me wonder what they smoke in Paris, but
I think most people can find a specimen for a much better price than that.
We somehow acquired a large Mexican coconut that was cracked, instead of being sawed open. One
of the lovely, clear Calcite crystals has fallen out, so it is currently a three piece specimen. I
may look into repairing the specimen with epoxy.
the other half looks the same but didn't have as much calcite in it!
I also have some remarkable pink Aragonite, a different form of the same mineral. You can
see it at the back of the top photograph. It looks like a bubbly bit of pink Coral or
something. The other pink specimen in front of it, yet behind the Elmwoods, the one with the blocky pink crystals
all over, is actually Halite (salt), which explains why it is slowly disintegrating in the humid
clime of southeast Louisiana.
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