Calcite with Emerald

Calcite with emerald, 8 x 6 x 3 cm, from Colombia. CLICK TO ENLARGE (Photo: Mia Dixon)

We call this fine specimen "The Emerald Sail Ship," with its concave calcite catching the ocean's air. This is an aesthetic, large calcite crystal with no damage and a lively green emerald crystal attached at the bottom. The emerald has a fine, etched termination that adds to its beauty. The sail hails from the locality of La Pita Mine in La Pita, Mun. de Maripí, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia.


This specimen was featured in the June 2014 issue of our newsletter Pala Mineralis

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