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TitleCalcite with quartz and ankerite, Galena, New Mexico
DescriptionThis is a geode containing calcite, CaCO3, with quartz, SiO2, and ankerite, CaFe(CO3)2. The ankerite is brown, the calcite is the large white crystals, and the quartz is all in small crystals on the interior wall of the geode. This sample comes from Galena, New Mexico, and is about 6 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ New Mexico. Near Galena.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-06-12.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #642.
Key wordscalcite, quartz, ankerite, New Mexico
Tech details677 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number706