Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, China
Dimension: 3.1cm x 2.8cm x 1.9cm
Weight: 17g / 85 carat
Locality: Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
A new species discovered in a small December 2020 find from the world-class locale of the Daye Copper Mine in China. Brassy gold crystals of Chalcopyrite artfully “sprinkled” on a group of Calcite discs stacked together similar to a stalagmite. The color contrast and sharpness make it look like a cute little button, and the overall aspect of the color gradiation adds to its uniqueness. This is a fine specimen that happens to be a miniature and it stands out dramatically. Comes with a high quality acrylic display box.