Calcite, Bigrigg Mine, Egremont, Cumberland, England, ex. Louis Lafayette Collection #24, Small Cabinet 4.5 x 6.0 x 8.0 cm, $650. Online Jan. 28
Beautiful transparent high luster calcite to 2 cm on iron ore matrix. Great coverage and aesthetics. A choice example from this classic English location. In top condition. Specimens from this locality were relatively abundant when Mr. Lafayette purchased this fine piece , i.e. he would have had many to choose from and he chose wisely. Such specimens have largely disappeared from the marketplace.