Stellar Beam Calcite

Today I am celebrating one of my favorite crystal formations. It is a type of Calcite that comes only from one mine in Carthage, Tennessee, The Elmwood Mine. I found my first one at the Westward Look Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona several years ago and have been collecting them ever since! This picture does not do the clarity of the crystal justice, but it is a good indication of it’s color and this is a nice big one! They call them Stellar Beams because they look so much like space ships! They grow in opposite directions at the same time, producing a very symmetrical specimen that radiates harmony and warmth. This one is from an old collection and has “afterburners” on one end and a sharp, single termination on the other. Just lovely!calcite 001

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