This calcite group with pale grey phantoms (usually referred to as antimony included) is the very last specimen every to come out of the historic Hillgrove mine, now closed. We were very fortunate to receive this specimen, thru a special contact, who was there at the last days! Well formed crystals with some transparency, there appears to be some metal areas towards the right hand end, but requires investigation with magnification. The leases have expired on the mine area and wont be renewed, the steep hilly county is a nightmare when it comes to environmental legislation, unfortunately this 125 years old mine is over!!
HILLGROVE MINE, HILLGROVE, NSW.
69 x 36 x 24mm.