Calcite -complex twinned
Gralex Quarry, Mont-sur-Marchienne, Charleroi
3.4 x 3.4 x 2.3 CM (small miniature)
A choice small specimen from this noted locale. The Calcite is undamaged, mostly transparent and shows complex twinning. This locale produced many habits and some top pieces over the years, but it is now finished. This is a small, cute, affordable piece from this important locality with a nice arrangement.
Moresnet, (Altenberg) Kelmis, Plombieres-Vielle Montagne, Verviers
4.6 X 4.4 CM (miniature)
A fine antique specimen from an old German collection of the 1700's. A small but well crystallized crust of sparkling yellow - orange smithsonite covers this matix. Magnification shows sharp rhombs dominate the crust and despite the age of the piece there is minimal damage. Comes with a hand painted label typical for the period. A very nice addition for a Smithsonite suite, German collection or just for historic interest!