3.8" Lustrous Sphalerite & Calcite On Dolomite - Elmwood Mine

This is a 3.8" wide association of lustrous sphalerite crystals and calcite on a sparkling dolomite crystal encrusted matrix, collected from the famous Elmwood mine in Tennessee.

The Elmwood Mine is a zinc mine in Carthage, Tennessee which opened in 1969, before being closed for many years, only to be reopened in 2010. It has produced many world class specimens of Fluorite, Calcite, Barite and Galena over the years. Specimens used to be plentiful as miners were allowed to recover specimens, but collecting is strictly prohibited by the new mine owners. They've gone to great lengths to prevent the mining of specimens, including blasting crystal pockets or filling them with slurry.
FOR SALE
$345
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sphalerite, Calcite & Dolomite
LOCATION
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
SIZE
3.8 x 2.95 x 2.1"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#153324