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Calcite var. Iceland Spar from Helgustadur Mine, near Budarey, Iceland (Type Locality for Iceland Spar)

 
Calcite var. Iceland Spar from Helgustadur Mine, near Budarey, Iceland (Type Locality for Iceland Spar)

Calcite var. Iceland Spar from Helgustadur Mine, near Budarey, Iceland (Type Locality for Iceland Spar)

DESCRIPTION:No. 44316
Mineral:Calcite var. Iceland Spar
Locality:Helgustadur Mine, near Budarey, Iceland (Type Locality for Iceland Spar)
Description:Three cleavages of transparent colorless calcite that survived the famous 1882 fire that damaged much of the collection. This variety is known as Iceland Spar. The original catalog numbers washed off during cleaning. Ex. Charles Upham Shepard (1804-1886) collection at Amherst College; ex. Steve Chamberlain collection #2489
Overall Size:4-7.5 cm across
Crystals:
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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