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Dogtooth Calcite on Matrix

R150.00
SKU: S940

Dogtooth Calcite Crystal on Matrix

 

Two well formed, Dogtooth Calcite crystals on matrix which of coated in small calcite crystals from N’chwaning II, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Size: 40mm  x 21mm

Weight: 15 grams


Dogtooth spar (an old mining or mineralogy term used to refer to crystals that have readily discernible faces) is a speleothem that consists of very large calcite crystals resembling dogs' teeth. They form through mineral precipitation of water-borne calcite. Dogtooth spar crystals are found in caves, open spaces including veins and fractures, and geodes.

 

The photos are taken in light studio but best efforts are made to reflect the true colour of the stones but there may be some variation in natural light. 

The piece in the image is the exact piece you will receive.

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