Outstanding Prismatic Calcite Crystal
Outstanding Prismatic Calcite Crystal from Egremont, Cumberland, Cumbria, England
Collection Robert Lavinsky
Description This is one of the finest classic prismatic, nail head calcite crystals. It is glassy and gemmy, shockingly clear and colorless; and the main crystal has a smaller sidecar crystal at the base by way of accent. This Egremont specimen went from F.H. Butler in 1889 to the BMNH. It stayed there for over 80 years until curator Peter Tandy traded it out to Ralph Sutcliffe. His collection passed to Lindsay Greenbank in 1991. Illustrated in the Greenbank Collection book, page 122. Joe Budd photo, atop
Locality Egremont, Cumberland, Cumbria, England
Dimensions 8.7 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm.
Specimen Grade D
Photograph www.iRocks.com Photo

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