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Offline D - Bar

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Calcite Crystals
« on: December 02, 2014, 03:01:54 PM »
My son found these last year near Barkerville. He was walking down a side hill and noticed a crack and upon closer inspection saw the crystals. He went back to camp, got a crow bar and five hours later got these samples. One has eight snails on it......

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 03:10:56 PM »
First time loading pictures and I got doubles....Is there an easier way ??

Offline EMF

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 06:03:51 PM »
Double sets of pictures often appear when they get posted. Nothing to worry about. Those are some nice crystals. Are those fossilized snails that came with the crystals? If so, you can look them up in a catalog of fossil molluscs to identify the species and get an approximate age of the rocks they are imbedded in.

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 09:12:27 PM »
A geologist looked at the crystals and confirmed the snails are fossils. He did not give a date as to how long ago but did mention that at one time this was all under water and finding fossils here was few and far between.

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 08:36:45 PM »
I often wonder about calcite in BC,  good to know I have a chance at finding some someday. thanks for the great pics!

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 11:39:41 PM »
          Very nice find , <-good_>

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 06:19:32 PM »
Nice calcite, but the snails are modern, not fossils.

McBride, BC, has some of the nicest twinned calcites, I'm sure there's lots of other localities, check Mindat.org.

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Re: Calcite Crystals
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 08:50:43 AM »
They are really nice crystals, but are you sure it is calcite? 
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnz8kX6AZOeZbRt0F9XqVJA