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English: Calcite, Pyrite
Locality: Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
I must say that this is one of the most aesthetic, scalenohedral calcite specimens I have seen from Brushy Creek. A group of intergrown, lustrous, translucent, dark gray, calcite crystals, to 5.0 cm in length, have overgrowths of finely crystallized, IRIDESCENT AND MULTICOLORED, pyrite. On the largest calcite crystal with pyriteovergrowth, a later generation of calcite crystals, in a “rabbit ear” pattern is perched aesthetically. In addition, the largest calcite crystal exhibits a wonderful phantom. This specimen highlights the exquisite taste of Peter Bancroft. This is form older finds. The mine was reopened for specimens in the late 1980s. Until that time, a piece such as this would have been even more rare than now. It is still VERY good, mind you! 12 x 7.7 x 6.5 cm
Deutsch: Calcit, Pyrit
Fundort: Brushy Creek Mine, Greeley, Viburnum Trend District, Reynolds County, Missouri, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-66346.html


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