Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine, China

Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine, China

Dimension: 5.6cm x 2.9cm x 2.7cm

Weight: 30g / 150 carat

Locality: Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China


From a recent 2020 find, this is a perfectly double terminated, well crystalized Dogtooth Calcite which exhibits beautiful red Hematite tinting.  It is between transparent to translucent and the locality is the famous Daye Copper Mine in China.  The Calcite displays a bright orange red fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm).  This gorgeous specimen can be displayed from a number of angles as it almost is a complete floater, outstanding!