Calcite, Galena, Chalcopyrite

Specimen ID: RG2-PET

Mineral(s)
Calcite : CaCO3
Galena : PbS
Chalcopyrite : CuFeS2
Locality
As recorded:
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
Mindat locality:
Dimensions
11.2cm x 9.4cm x 5.2cm
Events

Photo added to mindat.org

11.2 x 9.4 x 5.2 cm This locality is known for only a few species (mostly sulfides), but the iconic calcite specimens are a favorite among collectors. Here is a gorgeous and eye-catching piece from this famous mine featuring a pair of classic golden scalenohedral calcites with sharp faces and great form, growing at a diverging angle to create a pair of calcite "wings" flaring out of the host rock matrix. Minor associated galena and chalcopyrite make for a really nice touch. The largest calcite measures 7.0 cm.
Brian Kosnar - 29th July 2019

Photo added to mindat.org

11.2 x 9.4 x 5.2 cm This locality is known for only a few species (mostly sulfides), but the iconic calcite specimens are a favorite among collectors. Here is a gorgeous and eye-catching piece from this famous mine featuring a pair of classic golden scalenohedral calcites with sharp faces and great form, growing at a diverging angle to create a pair of calcite "wings" flaring out of the host rock matrix. Minor associated galena and chalcopyrite make for a really nice touch. The largest calcite measures 7.0 cm.
Brian Kosnar - 29th July 2019

Photo added to mindat.org

11.2 x 9.4 x 5.2 cm This locality is known for only a few species (mostly sulfides), but the iconic calcite specimens are a favorite among collectors. Here is a gorgeous and eye-catching piece from this famous mine featuring a pair of classic golden scalenohedral calcites with sharp faces and great form, growing at a diverging angle to create a pair of calcite "wings" flaring out of the host rock matrix. Minor associated galena and chalcopyrite make for a really nice touch. The largest calcite measures 7.0 cm.
Brian Kosnar - 29th July 2019
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