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Calcite in Quartz geode from Keokuk Geode District, near Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois

 
Calcite in Quartz geode from Keokuk Geode District, near Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois

Calcite in Quartz geode from Keokuk Geode District, near Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois

Calcite in Quartz geode from Keokuk Geode District, near Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois

DESCRIPTION:No. 37793
Mineral:Calcite in Quartz geode
Locality:Keokuk Geode District, near Hamilton, Hancock County, Illinois
Description:Part of a quartz crystal-lined hollow geode with two large translucent calcite crystals in the center. The calcite crystals are flattened rhombic form, with three faces per side (known as Nailhead-habit because they resemble old hand-forged nails). Ex. John Albanese (1898-1969), ex. John Albanese, Jr.
Overall Size:5.5x5x3 cm
Crystals:1-26 mm
Status: For reference only
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