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Calcite var. Iceland Spar from Iceland

Calcite var. Iceland Spar from Iceland

Calcite var. Iceland Spar from Iceland

Mineral:Calcite var. Iceland Spar
Description:Large cluster of crystallized calcite from an old museum collection. Iceland calcite is usually available only as cleavages, but the this specimen has large (6-8 cm) crystals with many smaller, parallel crystal faces on the surface. Ex. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.) Collection no. 6612, donated by Samuel Alsop (ca. 1850).
Overall Size:11x8x7 cm
Crystals:6-8 cm
Archived: For reference only
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