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Specimen # 211264

Specimen Locality: Near Fuente Blanca, Spain

Mineral Description: A very interesting cave deposit of thin plates of calcite that are jumbled up and re-cemented together. I have collected these in Florida and we called them “potato-chip” calcites for obvious reasons. They seem to form when a thin crust of calcite forms on top of a fluid-filled pocket and then the crust is broken at some point due to either water fluctuations or possibly seismic activity, causing the plates to randomly fall to the bottom of the pocket where they are re-cemented. Neat specimen! According to the label (in German, This is from teh collection of J. Hoppner, acquired in December, 1988). Height: 5.5 Width: 6.3 Depth: 10.5 cm


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