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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2017 05:48    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Two of my favorites.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
El Hamman, Meknès, Meknès Prefecture, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 6,5 cm
 Description:
Photos: Joaquim Callén
 Viewed:  7454 Time(s)

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IMG_9033-Calcite Co1-8cm-BouAzzer,Morocco-ELlorens copia.jpg
 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region, Morocco
 Dimensions: 8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7457 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2017 08:10    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

In Bulgaria also there are very beautiful calcites. This is my recent find - calcite druse and single crystals. They are from Sliven, but the most interesting crystals are found in the Eastern Rhodopes and Burgas.


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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 10:32    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Another one of my many "favorite" calcites. Self collected about 2004.


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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz (variety chalcedony)
 Locality:
Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: geode is 9 cm. the calcite is 6 cm.
 Description:
Pink calcite on blue chalcedony
As above. The pink calcite is a complexly hoppered rhombohedral crystal with 3 distinct terminations
 Viewed:  7250 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 11:34    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

My favourite Calcite from my favourite location.


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 Mineral: Calcite and Mottramite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 75mm x 50mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7206 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Mottramite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 75mm x 50mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7198 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Mottramite
 Locality:
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
 Dimensions: 105mm x 75mm x 50mm
 Description:
 Viewed:  7238 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 11:58    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

A great and very aesthetic Tsumeb specimen, Heimo, as always :-)
And Bob, what a fantastic colour contrast with the blue chalcedony, really nice!
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 14:12    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Tobi wrote:
A great and very aesthetic Tsumeb specimen, Heimo, as always :-)
And Bob, what a fantastic colour contrast with the blue chalcedony, really nice!


Thanks Tobi, appreciated.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 14:50    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

For your interest and comment, thank you Tobi !

And now for your pleasure here is another complexly hoppered rhombohedral calcite that is also double terminated.



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 Mineral: Calcite on Calcite
 Locality:
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
 Dimensions: geode is 6.3 cm the double terminated calcite is 3.2 cm.
 Description:
Pink rhombohedral calcite on small clear calcites and brown pseudocubic calcite
This geode with the complex double terminated calcite was acquired by me about 2009.
 Viewed:  7180 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 10:04    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

I just read the LAPIS extra issue about calcite (from 1998) which features a "top ten" ranking of calcite localities. The experienced mineral experts Helmut Brückner, Dr. Ulrich Burchard, Herb Obboda, Christian Weise, Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wilke, Victor Yount and Walter Hess were asked which they would call the "top ten". According to their answers, this was the ranking (don't forget it was made 20 years ago, so no wonder that there are no certain Chinese mines, only "China". Also, the list only says "India" and "Mexico" without any details):

1. Cumberland, UK
2. Tennessee, U.S.
3. Sankt Andreasberg, Harz Mts., Germany
4. Dal'negorsk, Russia
5. Mexico
6. Tsumeb, Namibia
7. India
8. China
9. Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
10. Michigan, U.S.
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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 14:16    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Hi,
Some beautiful calcite, I think.



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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Cafarnaum Mine, Mato Grosso, Brazil
 Description:
 Viewed:  6555 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 Description:
 Viewed:  6559 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Wenshan, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
 Description:
cheers !
 Viewed:  6560 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Sep 13, 2017 15:12    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Other calcite.


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 Mineral: Calcite
 Locality:
Rhisnes, Namur, Namur Province, Wallonia, Belgium
 Description:
Hexagonal dipyramid {8 8 -16 3}
 Viewed:  6546 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
 Locality:
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
 Viewed:  6543 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety cobaltoan)
 Locality:
Arhbar Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa Region, Morocco
 Description:
 Viewed:  6545 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite (variety "frite")
 Locality:
Kipushi Mine, Kipushi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Congo DR (Zaire)
 Description:
 Viewed:  6547 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2017 02:19    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

After seeing Ed's collection of Viburnum Trend calcites in outstanding quality

( https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=5289 )

I think I should add ALL calcites from Viburnum Trend to my favourites :-)
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2018 13:55    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Some large and very fine calcites were collected in the Meshberger Stone Quarry in the 1950s thru the early 1970s. This example was collected in the early 1970s


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 Mineral: Calcite on matrix
 Locality:
Meshberger Stone Company Quarry, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The main crystal is 9.5 cm and doubly terminated
 Description:
 Viewed:  4871 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on matrix
 Locality:
Meshberger Stone Company Quarry, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The main crystal is 9.5 cm and doubly terminated
 Description:
 Viewed:  4897 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2018 14:24    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Several calcites perched on a dolomite background with a dolostone matrix. Self collected in about 2013.


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 Mineral: Calcites on dolomite
 Locality:
State Route 56 road cut, Canton, Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The example is about 17 cm while the calcites range in size up to 1.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4878 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcites on Dolomite
 Locality:
State Route 56 road cut, Canton, Washington County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Calcites range up to 1.3 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4874 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2018 07:16    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

I guess this specimen could also go in the "favorite fluorite" section, but I think the Calcite is the star of the show here. This specimen is from Illinois, Denton mine and the Bahama Pod. It measures 6x5x5 cm with a very gemmy amber/orange perfect calcite perched on dark purple fluorite.


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 Mineral: Calcite and Fluorite
 Locality:
Denton Mine, Bahama Pod, Goose Creek Mine group, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
 Dimensions: 6x5x5 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  4488 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Apr 04, 2018 07:56    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

VRigatti wrote:
I guess this specimen could also go in the "favorite fluorite" section, but I think the Calcite is the star of the show here. This specimen is from Illinois, Denton mine and the Bahama Pod. It measures 6x5x5 cm with a very gemmy amber/orange perfect calcite perched on dark purple fluorite.
GREAT combination specimen!
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PostPosted: Jul 12, 2018 15:08    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Self collected in 2013 are these 2 Indiana geodes with calcites from a little known and very small locality in Lawrence County.


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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz
 Locality:
Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The geode is 7 cm and the calcites are up to 2 cm
 Description:
Self collected 2013
 Viewed:  3378 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite on Quartz
 Locality:
Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: The geode is about 6 cm. The calcites are up to 2 cm
 Description:
Self collected in 2013
 Viewed:  3375 Time(s)

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PostPosted: Nov 28, 2018 14:26    Post subject: Re: Favourite Calcites?  

Like looking into a small window, this 10.0 cm x 8.5 cm very unusual flat sided geode has a cavity hosting a 3.8 cm complex terminated calcite nestled in dolomite groupings and surrounding quartz. Self collected about 2006.
One dealer/collector has pleaded with me to acquire it every time he sees it in a display.



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 Mineral: Calcite and Dolomite on Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: the complex calcite is 3.8 cm
 Description:
 Viewed:  1889 Time(s)

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 Mineral: Calcite and Dolomite on Quartz
 Locality:
Harrodsburg area, Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
 Dimensions: Calcite is 3.8 cm
 Description:
Micromarcasites within the calcite. Self collected about 2006
 Viewed:  1891 Time(s)

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