ORANGE CALCITE ON HORNBLENDE – MARY KATHLEEN

$26.00

For sale is a orange calcite on hornblende from Mary Kathleen mine, Qld. Interestingly hornblende is not listed on Mindat as coming from this mine, but I have no doubt to the accuracy of the label, as I received it directly from the miners, who know there minerals, as well as any person in Australia. I’m quite fond of horneblende, and find it unusual that such and important and old mineral is rarely represented in collections!

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For sale is a orange calcite on hornblende from Mary Kathleen mine, Qld. Interestingly hornblende is not listed on Mindat as coming from this mine, but I have no doubt to the accuracy of the label, as I received it directly from the miners, who know there minerals, as well as any person in Australia. I’m quite fond of horneblende, and find it unusual that such and important and old mineral is rarely represented in collections!  To quote Mindat, hornblende  is a  ” aluminous amphiboles in the calcium amphibole subgroup”. As nice bonus there is a single crystal of hornblende sitting on the orange calcite, see last pic, this crystal is transparent olive green!! Collected by and from the collection of Frank and Trudy Godney, Sydney.

MARY KATHLEEN MINE, ROSEBUD STATION, CLONCURRY SHIRE, QLD.