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3277 - Calcite on Dolomite- $95
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Miniature, 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm

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Multiple and beautiful Calcite crystals set very aesthetically on a matrix of Dolomite. The Calcites are super lustrous and clear, and the inclusions (sulfides?) in them add greatly to the overall appeal of the piece. SUPERB QUALITY FOR TSUMEB!





3012 - Calcite- $750
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
CABINET, 9.6 x 8.0 x 7.7 cm

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Lovely mass of intergrown calcite blades that form a near-perfect ball. Both the color and luster are good, and the contrast of the Calcite with the reddish matrix adds a huge amount of aesthetic appeal to the specimen. This is quite a pretty and interesting piece, to be sure.





WI-3179 Dioptase included in Calcite - $1750
Tsumeb, Namibia
Cabinet, 13 x 8 x 6 cm

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A dramatic, gorgeous, and colorful specimen with deep green dioptase inclusions twinkling inside clear calcite rhombohedra that are so sharp you could cut your finger on one (as i did). The inclusions are, unusually, oriented along several planes of the crystal such that they leave a colorless rim of clear calcite around the included areas. Often, inclusions are oriented along one plane or another but seldom do the inclusion patterns reflect the actual crystal lattice as shown here. Some minor damage around the periphery but overall in pretty good shape, and the largest specimen of this highly desirable combo I have had for sale. Obtained before the Denver show, in South Africa in August 1986 just after the pocket was found.





2816- Calcite- $200
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Small Cabinet , 6 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm

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You donít often find calcites from Tsumeb with this beauty and size (up to 3.3 cm for individual crystals!). The habit is wonderful, the luster superb, and the color is tinted a light salmon. This a real beauty at a very good price.





2101- Calcite on Mottramite on Calcite- $750
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
CABINET, 13 x 7.3 x 3.9 cm

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The aesthetics on this specimen are wonderful! The well-developed large blades (up to 4.5 cm!) of calcite are almost completely covered by a coating of olive-green Mottramite. A later generation of smaller calcites is perched on the mott! This is an excellent combination piece!





3275 - Calcite - $195
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Large Miniature, 5 x 4.9 x 2.5 cm

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Three superb crystals of rhombic calcite, the largest being 2.6 cm. The crystals have excellent luster, good clarity and are super sharp. There is only very minor edge wear in just a few spots.





3280- Calcite on Matrix- $175
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Small Miniature, 3.3 x 3 x 1.5 cm

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Excellent well-developed prisms up to 1.9 cm with superb luster and clarity. Very sharp and very desirable. RARE in this habit from tsumeb!





3446 - Calcite- $95
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Small Cabinet , 9.4 x 5 x 4 cm

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Well-formed pyramidal calcites cover this specimen. The calcites are lustrous and appear to have a phantom in many, if not almost all, of the crystals. A very good calcite specimen, and a good addition to the specialty collection.





1394- Plumbocalcite- $200
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Small Cabinet , 8.4 x 4.6 x 2.1 cm

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Very aesthetic set of intergrown white rhombs. The even white color, nice luster, and attractive form give this specimen an awful lot of eye appeal. Just as good horizontal or vertical. Rare stuff, though esoteric I admit.





1726 - Calcite with Hematite Coating - $200
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Small Cabinet , 8.8 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm


Very nice well-formed Calcite rhombs covering about 80% of the matrix. Adding to the quality of these Calcites is a lovely PREFERENTIAL coating of Hematite on only the very edges of each crystal, that adds strong visual appeal to the specimen. BETTER IN PERSON!





3410 Ė Calcite included by Xonotlite - $40 (SOLD)
Black Rock Mine
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm

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This miniature is a nice combination piece. The Xonotlite grows in a fibrous to acicular form, and the calcite has superb luster and good clarity on its faces. It is so clear you can see right through to the included xonotlite balls!





2983 - Calcite and Gaudefroyite - $95
N'Chwaning Mine, near Kuruman, South Africa
Small Cabinet , 5.9 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm


Sharp. lustrous calcite crystals with good clarity where the included minute crystals of Gaudfroyite allows. A nice calcite in and of itself, but a very good combination piece as well and thus unusual.





2098- Aragonite var. Nicholsonite- $300
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Small Cabinet , 8.1 x 4.5 cm



This is a great example , EXTREMELY RARE and large, of this nickel/lead rich aragonite varietal. It is complete all aound and has rich yellowish color that is seldom seen





1399 - Aragonite var. Nicholsonite - $200
Tsumeb Mine, Namibia
Miniature, 5.2 x 3.4 cm



This is a great example , EXTREMELY RARE and large, of this nickel/lead rich aragonite varietal. It is complete all aound and has rich yellowish color (internally, anyhow) that is seldom seen




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