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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 06:24    Post subject: Favourite Calcites?  

What are your favourite localities for CALCITE? My favourites are:

- Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
- Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Elmwood mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
- St Andreasberg, St Andreasberg District, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
- Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, UK



DalnCAL2.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  5381 Time(s)

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IraiCAL.JPG
 Mineral: Caclite
 Locality:
Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
 Dimensions: Specimen size 10 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  5372 Time(s)

IraiCAL.JPG



ElmwoodCAL.JPG
 Mineral: Calcite, sphalerite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  5383 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 07:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite calcite localities?  

- Malmberget, Gällivare, Lappland, Sweden
- La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain
are among my favorites
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 07:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite calcite localities?  

Tough question. Calcite is the only mineral I collect now. I have many favorites. I think Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri is my favorite. There is such a great quantity and variety of calcites from Sweetwater going back to the late 60s.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: Museum size
 Description:
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 08:07    Post subject: Re: Favourite calcite localities?  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain
Turbo wrote:
I think Sweetwater Mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri is my favorite..
Yes, both great localities.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
 Dimensions: Specimen size 15 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  5332 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain
 Dimensions: Specimen size 5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  5329 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 08:40    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?  

A really unusual locality among my favourite ones: Helgustadir Mine, Reydarfjörđur, Eastern Region, Iceland. Calcites from North-Atlantic rift basalts.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Helgustadir Mine, Reydar Fjördur, Eastern Region (Austurland), Iceland
 Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.5 cm.
 Description:
 Viewed:  5323 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Helgustadir Mine, Reydar Fjördur, Eastern Region (Austurland), Iceland
 Dimensions: 3 x 3 cm.
 Description:
The top side of the crystal.
 Viewed:  5309 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 08:42    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?  

Fiebre Verde wrote:
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- La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain
are among my favorites

One fine example



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain
 Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 10 cm
 Description:
Main crystal size: 5.5 x 4.5 cm
Mined about 1990
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 08:44    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?  

Jordi Fabre wrote:
Fiebre Verde wrote:
La Florida mining area, Herrería-Valdáliga-Rionansa, Cantabria, Spain are among my favorites
One fine example
Wow, indeed a fine one, impressive size!
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2016 09:14    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?  

In addition to all the CALCITES I have pictured in the USA state of Indiana thread, here are 3 more. All self collected. The common theme of these, besides calcite, is that the crystals nearly fill the central cavity.


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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz, Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony), Calcite on Dolomite
 Locality:
Indiana, USA
 Description:
The left side example is 11cm with a single 9cm calcite. Monroe County
The middle example is 10cm with an 8cm group of calcites. Monroe County
The right side example is 7.5cm with a 4.8cm calcite. Washington County
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 14:46    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?  

These were collected in 1977. The miners found the pocket at 8:30am and I came to work at 4:00pm. Fortunately, there were a few left in the bottom of the pocket.


Calcite.MagmaMine.3700L.Scovil2013-01-0249.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Magma Mine, Superior, Pioneer District, Pinal Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA
 Dimensions: 4cm tall
 Description:
Photo by Jeff Scovil
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PostPosted: Aug 25, 2016 16:24    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcite localities?  

Beautiful specimen!

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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2016 03:40    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

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I changed the name of the topic from "Favourite Calcite localities" to "Favourite Calcites". So everyone can feel free not only to discuss his/her favourite localities but also which colours and almost endless forms of that mineral he/she likes the most, e.g. scalenohedrons or rhombohedrons or complex forms, red or white or orange or gray or yellow etc. ...
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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 01:46    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Not to forget the deposits of Rudny/Kazakhstan:


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Rudny Altai, Kostanai Oblast, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 25-30 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  4955 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite, Stilbite
 Locality:
Rudny Altai, Kostanai Oblast, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  4953 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite, Stilbite
 Locality:
Rudny Altai, Kostanai Oblast, Kazakhstan
 Dimensions: Specimen size 7,5 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  4948 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Aug 27, 2016 15:00    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Here is an example from N'Chwaning Mines, North Cape Province, South Africa. It is a twin.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
N'Chwaning mining area, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field (KMF), Northern Cape Province, South Africa
 Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 6.0 cms.
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PostPosted: Jan 08, 2017 11:41    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Also very lovely and famous because of its colour - Cobaltoan Calcite:


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 Mineral: Calcite (variety Cobaltoan Calcite)
 Locality:
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: Specimen size 5 cm
 Description:
Ex my collection
 Viewed:  3495 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 12:17    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Tobi wrote:
What are your favourite localities for CALCITE? My favourites are:
[...]
- Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumbria, England, UK
- Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
- Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
I want to add some photos:


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, former Cumberland, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: Specimen sizes 4-6 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  2718 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 25 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  2714 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on Amethyst
 Locality:
Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 30 cm
 Description:
Collection Mineralogical Museum Marburg (my photo)
 Viewed:  2713 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 13:18    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

A typical calcite from Elmwood. Ex Dr. Steve Neely collection. More details at this post.


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 Mineral: Calcite, Fluorite
 Locality:
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Central Tennessee Ba-F-Pb-Zn District, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
 Dimensions: 82 mm x 60 mm x 40 mm
 Description:
Very poor photo, shot about 9 years ago, almost an eternity if measured in internet time units.
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 13:27    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

This is not a garnet. I can swear it ( http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=6139#6139 )


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Berry Materials Corp. Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: 70 mm x 40 mm x 35 mm overall
 Description:
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2017 15:39    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Carles Millan wrote:
This is not a garnet. I can swear it
A really nice sample of calcite disguised as garnet ;-)
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2017 01:34    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

I would like to add this locality....


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Wenshan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Dimensions: 90 x 45 mm
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2017 02:43    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Yes, China has indeed some great localities for calcite:


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Xianhuang Mine (Xianhuangkuang Mine), Jinchengjiang District, Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 15 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  2576 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Huangpolong Mine, Leiping, Guiyang, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 25 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  2574 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz
 Locality:
Kangjianwan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning County, Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size ~ 18 cm
 Description:
Collection Terra Mineralia, Freiberg (my photo)
 Viewed:  2570 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Tonglüshan Mine, Edong, Daye, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
 Dimensions: Specimen size 8 cm
 Description:
My collection
 Viewed:  2573 Time(s)

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