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Calcite replacing Mercenaria Sp. Shell


Specimen # TS0011

Specimen Locality: Rucks Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida

Mineral Description: Another specimen from Rucks Pit, this is a very choice clam shell (Mercenaria sp.) with calcite that was buried in coquina and sand. The clam shell was originally complete, allowing a void to be preserved inside of it. The void space filled with golden calcite precipitating as groundwater dissolved shells above it. The calcites are both phosphorescent (glows for a second or so after being fluoresced) and fluorescent uncer UV light. A superb collector item recently de-accessed from my collection. Height: 10.5 Width: 8.5 Depth: 4 cm


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