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Nanisivik Mine, Baffin Island, Nunavut (formerly in the Northwest Territories), Canada
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A complex, doubly-terminated crystal of translucent to transparent yellow calcite (up to 3.2 cm), on crystalized pyrite pseudomorph after marcasite, with small crystals of white dolomite; some peripheral damage.
5.3 cm x 5.9 cm x 4.1 cm
Doubly-terminated yellow calcite crystals (up to 3.8 cm), on dolomite; some damage, including the tip of the largest crystal. 3.6 cm x 5.6 cm x 4 cm
Complex, translucent, doubly terminated yellow calcite crystals (up to 2.5 cm), on dolomite; some peripheral damage.
4.2 cm x 6.3 cm x 3.4 cm
Translucent yellow calcite crystals, on dolomite; one significant point of attachment. 4.7 cm x 5.2 cm x 3.4 cm
Although Nanisivik Mine is known for its unusual pyrite specimens, it also produced some interesting calcites.
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Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
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