Collector's Piece: Calcite on Calcite with Chalcopyrite from Daye Copper Mine
Dimension: 10.6cm x 5.8cm x 4.9cm
Locality: Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
This is among the first batch of Calcite specimens excavated from the Daye Copper Mine in the early 1970s, you will not see something like this anymore. A collection of my father's large cabinet Calcite specimens, this spectacular piece is a complete floater! The doubly-terminated large Calcite with a milky white color is topped by a transparent, small Calcite of the same, mesmerizing! Micro-crystals of Chalcopyrite finely sprinkled on the surfaces in places, they are very sparkly and exhibit a beautiful iridescence. The Calcites display a medium pinkish-orange fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm). Comes with a high quality display stand made of pure copper and acrylic.