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Calcite with iridescent Limonite coating from Lost Creek Coal Mine, Beacon, Iowa

 
Calcite with iridescent Limonite coating from Lost Creek Coal Mine, Beacon, Iowa

DESCRIPTION:No. 7961
Mineral:Calcite with iridescent Limonite coating
Locality:Lost Creek Coal Mine, Beacon, Iowa
Description:One of the best specimens in the Bates collection, this is a matrix specimen of brownish calcite with an iridescent coating that gives the crystals a purple color. Stunning. Ex. R. Bates Collection #1021
Overall Size:5x3.5x2 cm
Crystals:3-5 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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