Amethyst and Calcite from Fengjianshan Mine, Daye Co., China
Dimension: 18.8cm x 10.3cm x 6cm
Locality: Fenjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Daye Co., Hubei Province, China
Needless to say, the Amethyst and Calcite combo from Daye Mine is famous in the world. This world-class museum quality specimen features gemmy and glassy Hematite capped Amethyst crystals with striking, highly lustrous Scalenohedral Calcite on matrix. The Calcite crystals are partially tinted by Hematite giving them a blush of pinkish red coloration. Beautiful, brassy golden Pyrite and Chalcopyrite crystals grown on the side of the specimen, so aesthetic!
A pristine piece recently discovered by two of my miner friends in mid of December 2019 from a unique one-time find and it took them 3 days to dig it out without hurting the specimen. Specimen from this locale, of this size, combination and exceptional quality is extremely rare and desirable.