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Calcite var. Butterfly-Twin on Amethyst Quartz from New Mexico

 
Calcite var. Butterfly-Twin on Amethyst Quartz from New Mexico

Calcite var. Butterfly-Twin on Amethyst Quartz from New Mexico

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Calcite var. Butterfly-Twin on Amethyst Quartz from New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 23546
Mineral:Calcite var. Butterfly-Twin on Amethyst Quartz
Locality:New Mexico
Description:Colorless calcite crystals on matrix of pale-purple amethyst. Several of the calcite crystals are butterfly-twins up to 17 mm across. Unfortunately, the old label that accompanies the specimen did not give a more specific location.
Overall Size:10x7x8 cm
Crystals:5-8 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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