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13 specimens found
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Calcite- gemmy, twinned
stock #15.1-513
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
5.4 x 5 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Dec 2018

Ultra clear, a pair of transparent crystals of twinned Scalenohedral Calcite from the great Elmwood mine. The faces are glassy and the termination tips show a slight hint of a cognac color otherwise these are perfectly colorless. The twinning is both a rotational and interpenetrated type, which is very easy to see in person. Just a hint of matrix is present, mostly on the backside of one crystal. The condition is fine and the terminations are uncleaved, A contact on the back, lower edge is noted but no damage. Now that the Elmwood is closed probably forever, good, clean Calcites of the quality are becoming quite uncommon and prized.
Fluorite -etched edges and faces
stock #18.1-249A
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
2.4 x 1.8 x 1.4 (thumbnail)
price: $220
Worldwide mix summer

A tasteful thumbnail of zoned Fluorite showing very fine stepped and etched faces. From the Elmwood mine ex Larry White collection, this is a strong display piece with minimal matrix. In fine condition, there is a cleave on the backside (not seen) and a micro chip seen with magnification, otherwise pristine and now that the mine is closed there will be no more. It has been remarkable to many that this incredibly productive locale had so few good thumbnail sized specimens, everything was usually far larger and in most pockets nothing small was collected.
Fluorite on Sphalerite
stock #8.1-273
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
14.9 x 9.8 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Worldwide mix summer

A larger cabinet specimen of a modern American classic. Two zoned purple to white cubes sit on opposite sides of a lustrous Sphalerite matrix. A few small Dolomite crystals add a nice accent as well. In very good condition and quite esthetic, the backside is contacted but not seen from display side. The cubes are 5.7 CM across diagonally.
Fluorite with Carthage Corner habit
stock #16.1-574
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
10.3 x 6.2 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $425
Spring update

A clean textbook quality example of a gemmy Carthage corner Fluorite. The larger cube has typical frosted, stepped faces and translucent purple surfaces but the corner is glass smooth, perfectly colorless and gem clear, a window into the interior of the crystal. A modern classic habit from the Elmwood mine, this is much more impressive in person and an esthetic mineralogical curiosity.
Fluorite with Sphalerite
stock #18-AX-14B-009
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
10.2 x 8.6 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Spring update

Classic Elmwood purple Fluorite on Sphalerite in a very three dimensional piece. Most cubes show good zoning as well with color from very deep purple to some pale violet nearing white. Some corner cleaves are here, but most all the cubes are complete and perfect. Due to the cubes being well above the matrix base most also pass light very well which makes a bright presentation. This looks like a much more expensive specimen but the cleaves keep it reasonable. Now that the mine is closed these are the last of Midwestern US Fluorites and are sadly missed in the mineral world.
Fluorite- Cathage Corner habit
stock #15.1-031
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
5.6 x 4.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $340
Spring 2017

A perfect complete Carthage Corner habit Fluorite crystal showing the pyramidal etched growth that is so desirable from the Elmwood mine. A pale purple hue is seen from some angles but the interior is flawlessly clear and colorless. Naturally etched from the corner section of a large perfect cube this rare habit is best at the Elmwood in Carthage, Tennessee.
Fluorite on Sphalerite
stock #15.1-516
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
4.5 x 3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Fall 2015

Sharp multi-stepped and transparent light purple cube of Fluorite perched on a dark Sphalerite matrix. From the Elmwood mine, a classic example that is pristine and very attractive. No damage seen and with incredible geometric steps. Esthetic yet affordable.
Calcite
stock #15.1-512
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
7.1 x 6 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $185
Fall 2015

As simple gem-clear Calcite twin sits lightly connected to a flat limestone matrix. The Calcite shows zoning from Cognac to almost colorless. Sharp, perfect and incredibly lustrous. A small and quite affordable example of what has made Elmwood famous for world class Calcites! A second smaller Calcite is on the matrix that has a cleave on it, but it is hidden behind the main Calcite. Choice.
13 specimens found
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