Grant Quarry CALCITE

Grant Quarry, Greely, Ontario, Canada

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  • Grant Quarry CALCITE

    #72732

    Translucent calcite crystals (up to 2.6  cm), with inclusions of hydrocarbon; on translucent white calcite; no matrix. Some damage. 4.2 cm x 5.2 cm x 4.2 cm

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  • Grant Quarry CALCITE

    #72729

    A complex cluster (up to 5.1 cm) of translucent orange-gold calcite crystals, with inclusions of hydrocarbon; no matrix, some damage.

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  • Grant Quarry CALCITE

    #72735

    Golden-yellow calcite on calcite, with inclusions of hydrocarbons. Some peripheral damage. 5.4 cm x 6.0 cm x 3.8 cm

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  • Grant Quarry CALCITE

    #66943

    A complex cluster of orange-gold calcite crystals, on calcite, with inclusions of hydrocarbon; no matrix; peripheral damage. 4.0 cm x 8.1 cm x 6.5 cm

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The calcites from this quarry have a complex history of growth:

   1. crystals of white, scalenohedral ("dogtooth") calcite;
   2. a coating of yellow iron staining;
   3. scattered deposits of hydrocarbon, on the iron staining and included in ...
   4. translucent, epitactic** orange-gold to yellow crystals.

** orientation controlled by the orientation of the underlying crystals