6.8" Gemmy, Twinned Calcite Crystal Cluster - Tennessee
This is a gemmy, golden, twinned calcite crystal cluster on matrix from the famous Elmwood Mine. The biggest beautiful, double terminated crystal measures 2.8" long and has great luster. It's sitting on a matrix that contains small pockets of calcite crystal druze. Comes with an acrylic display stand.
The Elmwood Mine is a zinc mine in Carthage, Tennessee which opened in 1969, before being closed for many years, only to be reopened in 2010. It has produced many world class specimens of Fluorite, Calcite, Barite and Galena over the years. Specimens used to be plentiful as miners were allowed to recover specimens, but collecting is strictly prohibited by the new mine owners. They've gone to great lengths to prevent the mining of specimens, including blasting crystal pockets or filling them with slurry.