18th century Italian mecca processional cross on a calcite crystal base in matrix with coordinating baroque pearls.
The calcite crystal cluster in matrix is from Elmwood Mine in Tennessee. It is an example of the world’s finest crystallized calcite. With the unusual formation of sphalerite, it is unequaled by those from any other part of the world (featured in American Mineral Treasures, pg. 337). These minerals are formed from the chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate and zinc.
Together, the processional cross, baroque pearls, and calcite crystals in matrix create a contemporary work of historic signifance.
Size: 12.5" high x 8.5" wide x 4" deep