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Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

 
Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Calcite from Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 50270
Mineral:Calcite
Locality:Wheal Wrey, St Ive, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England
Description:Elongated transparent colorless calcite crystals exhibiting prismatic hexagonal form dominated by alternating faces resulting in triangular prisms. The calcite crystals are terminated with flat basal pinacoid faces. This mine closed in 1866. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #173
Overall Size:5x3.5x3 cm
Crystals:1-18 mm
Status: For reference only
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