Calcite
description: <p style="text-align: justify;">LOCALITY: Elmwood Mine, near Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA <br /><br />The calcite crystal twin is 5" tall (without matrix). <br /><br />Ex Keith Proctor and Dr Steve Neely collections. I obtained this piece in a trade with Keith Proctor in early 2006. In this trade, Robert Sielecki acted as my agent since I was unable to attend the 2006 Tucson Show in person as a result of business commitments. <br /><br />This piece is dominated by a lustrous, symmetrical, pale-orange, mainly transparent calcite crystal twin. It is on a well proportioned chert matrix. A twinning line is visible in the middle of the calcite twin. A shallow surface abrasion near this line may be felt or seen albeit with more difficulty. <br /><br />Elmwood began to produce some of the finest calcite specimens in North America during the 1980's. At this time, crystals too heavy for a man to carry were found during mining. To date, Elmwood is a locality that has withstood the test of time. It is still considered to be America''s premier calcite locality.</p>
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