This is a nice larger specimen of cobaltian calcite with mostly complete coverage of the crystals. Cobalt Calcite has a pink to red color that is caused by cobalt atoms taking the place of calcium in the mineral. Good specimens have always been scarce and the supply is dwindling.
Highly prized for jewelry making and as a collector display specimen. We obtained several pieces in 1990 and have held on to them since then except for an occasional wire wrap pendant. The pink portion of the specimen is 4.0 x 2.2 inches. Thickness of the stone is about 1.5 inches. Weight is 10.8 oz. Very good color.
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We will try and ship the day or the next day that an order is received depending of time of day and whether it is on the weekend. We live in a rural area so have no way of shipping except M-S. The last pickup is at 10:00 on Saturdays so if the order is in on Friday night or early Saturday morning we will usually get it out then. We travel on collecting or business for a day or so periodically, so I have implemented a 1-3 day policy to cover that contingency, but so far, all orders have been shipped on the first business day except when we are in vacation mode or have an announcement up that we are away from the shop for a few days. Smaller orders ( 16 oz or under will be shipped by USPS First Class Mail. If the package exceeds 16 oz., I can divide it into two smaller packages or ship by Priority Mail. I try and estimate the postage costs, but combinations of weight and distance really dictate what it costs to ship. I will pack and wrap all items so that they will arrive undamaged. We are just getting into International shipping. PLEASE CONVO US FOR SHIPPING COSTS IF BUYING FROM OUTSIDE THE USA. Our quote will be what it costs us.
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