Dims: 2.4x5.1x2.7" (6.2x13.0x7.0cm)
Wt: 13.69 oz. (387.3g)
Sweetwater Mine, Renolds Co., Missouri, USA
This specimen presents as a gray stone mounted upon a calcite crystal, nearly covered in chalcopyrite crystals. The main features are the calcite and brightly colored blue and purple chalcopyrite, although there is also a scattering of golden pyrite and white dolomite crystals. The specimen nearly stands on its own - I am sure that the cleaved "bottom" of the calcite could be improved to make a free-standing specimen, although a small felt pad will do the trick. The chalcopyrite crystals are small but nice, and it is the overall presentation that makes this specimen "special".