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Calcite from (Buena Tierra Mine?), Chihuahua, Mexico

Calcite from (Buena Tierra Mine?), Chihuahua, Mexico

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite from (Buena Tierra Mine?), Chihuahua, Mexico

Locality:(Buena Tierra Mine?), Chihuahua, Mexico
Description:Very showy specimen of red calcite crystals overgrown on colorless calcite. The red color is due to hematite inclusions. There are two crystal forms, large complex scalenohedral crystals to 6 cm and later-growth smaller rhombic crystals averaging 3-4 mm. Ex. Lipman calcite collection
Overall Size:12x8x5 cm
Crystals:3-60 mm
Archived: For reference only






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