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Calcite pseudomorph after Aragonite from Monolith Quarry, Albany County, Wyoming

 
Calcite pseudomorph after Aragonite from Monolith Quarry, Albany County, Wyoming

DESCRIPTION:No. 17182
Mineral:Calcite pseudomorph after Aragonite
Locality:Monolith Quarry, Albany County, Wyoming
Description:Brownish calcite pseudomorphs after hexagonal aragonite crystals up to 24 mm across. The calcite replaced the aragonite molecule by molecule, resulting in transformed composition but retaining the original shape. Ex. A. Stevenson collection #768
Overall Size:30x24x18 mm
Crystals:5-30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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