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Thjis piece was purchased in 2001 and has the Mary and Gardner Miller label. What attracted me to the piece was the gradation of color from pale, nearly colorless to a rich honey. The calcites formed in radial aggregates of small scelenohedrons (called kanonenspat), climbing(or decending) the knob of matrix. Save for a very small area at the back from contact, there is no damage. The luster is wonderful in hand as you slowly turn the piece. The mine was a lead-zinc producer in the late 1800’s and closed in 1983. Many of the better specimens went through the Trieble collection and then the M&G Miller collection, of which Victor Yount chose a goodly number.
Locality: Karoly Mine, Matra Mountains, Gyongyosoroszi, Hungary
Composition: calcium carbonate