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Glued Calcite on Matrix from India!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I was first told about these fakes last year, single Calcite crystals glued together in clusters on basalt matrix.

FakeMinerals was given these pictures from Sami at Matrix India, exposing these fakes.

Glued Calcite Cluster

As you can see, the Calcites are grouped together in circular sprays. At the base of the crystals the glue is visible.

Glued Calcite Cluster
Glued Calcite Cluster
Glued Calcite Cluster

So, if you see any of these on EBAY or at a local rock show, beware, they are F-A-K-E!