Calcite Stalagmite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan, China
Dimension: 3.4cm x 3.1cm x 2.5cm
Weight: 28g / 140 carat
Locality: Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan, Yunnan, China
A fantastic looking Calcite Stalagmite from the November 2019's finds at Wenshan, famous for an amazing variety of cave Calcites and other world-class minerals like Hemimorphites and Aragonites. It has a rich cinnamon-brown color due to the iron-oxide nature of the Calcite. The patches of white color in the photos are not scratches but its extraordinary refractive quality which add real pizzazz to the piece. This species are rather rare given the harsh geological environments of the Wenshan cave! Last two left!
Price inclusive of a high quality acrylic display box.
Microcrystalline type of Calcite in globular form is found in certain regions. They forms from precipitating calcium-rich water inside caverns or on limestone cliffs which exists in the forms of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and globular growths.