A very fine group of specimens from Elmwood, Tennessee:
These are from an old collection.
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This is so you can see the actual color and the quality of the edges and terminations. Much Elmwood material is currently on the market. However, you will notice many very vague, blurry photos that obscure damage to the crystals. The exceptions to this are the fine websites of The Sunnywood Collection, John Veevaert's Trinity Mineral Company, Rob Lavinsky's The Arkenstone, and very few others. NOTE: To see larger versions of any of the small photos, please RIGHT CLICK on the photo and select "View Image."
 




This is one of the biggest calcite crystals ever found in the Elmwood deposits. This crystal is 22 inches long. or approximately 56 centimeters.  If you require more information or pictures, I'll be happy to send more. Shipping will be determined; it will require a wooden crate and special handling, but you will receive it safely.

$3500

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A nice specimen, 8.5 X 7.5 X 4 cm. The terminations are nearly perfect, very minor imperfections. Good clarity and form, should be displayed up in this position on a stand or with prop behind it as in the top and bottom pictures on the right.  SOLD

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The crystal is about 15.5 cm (about 6 inches) from tip to tip. No scrapes, dings or cleaves, except the flat bottom where it was removed from matrix. It is twinned - the twinning is seen about 2/3 the way down on the right. Notice the cool lines seen from the front. This is the double-refraction phenomenon calcite does with light. The lines are from a "print" on the back of the crystal where it grew against some other mineral, which then apparently dissolved away. The color in this photo is very close to the real thing viewed in halogen light typical of mineral display cabinets. This calcite is much more transparent than the typical Elmwood calcite. At the same time, the color is much deeper than is typical. This combination of deep color with great clarity was never common.

The cost of this splendid specimen is $350.  SOLD





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This is a nice pair of gemmy crystals, the larger one being 12 cm. The whole specimen is about 15 X 7 X 4.5 cm. The terminations are not perfect; you can see the imperfections pretty well in the photos. Nonetheless, the specimen has good clarity and color. $145

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A lot of calcite crystals from around 2 cm to 5 cm, grown on barite and sparkling gray limestone. The specimen is about 12 X 13 X 6 cm. The bottom and the left side are sawn flat so it stands up nicely on its own as in the pictures. I like this kind of specimen, since it shows how things developed underground in Tennessee a long, long time ago. The limestone is fractured - it's so clean it looks like it was just broken. Sometime later, barite was deposited that glued some of the pieces of limestone together. Still later, the calcite crystals were deposited over both the limestone and barite. Cool specimen and the major crystals are mostly perfect and undamaged. $175

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10.5 cm tip to tip, this is another incredible, gemmy Elmwood calcite. It has one of the classic forms
found at the Elmwood mines, the flattened, multi-terminated, twinned rhombohedron. The color in this photo is very close to the real thing viewed in halogen light typical of mineral display cabinets. A minor chip is visible on the lower right termination in the third picture. This calcite is much more transparent than the typical Elmwood calcite. At the same time, the color is much deeper than is typical. This combination of deep color with great clarity was never common.

The cost of this splendid specimen is $350. SOLD









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This is a pair of calcite crystals on massive barite. The barite is a little different from the usual Elmwood "popcorn" barite, with a smooth and swirly surface. The larger of the crystals is 8.5 X 5 cm. The whole specimen is 13.5 X 10.5 X 8.5 cm. There is very minor scuffing along the top termination that doesn't detract from the display. I think it looks best set up as in the second picture on the right, but it also displays well with no stand, as in the first and third pictures.

$165


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A single fluorite cube, very good deep purple color and great translucency, sits on a bed of sphalerite crystals.
The cube is 2.5 cm (1 inch) square and very close to perfect. There are tiny cleaves on the left lower corners that
barely detract from the fine presentation and color. The limestone matrix itself is 9 X 7.5 X 3 cm.
The cost is $225  SOLD



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Shipping will be determined depending on where you live. E-mail me (John at beautifulminerals.com) with your address to order, I'll let you know the exact shipping.
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