Collector's Piece: Bornite and Barite with Chalcopyrite from Daye Mine
Dimension: 5.3cm x 3.5cm x 3.2mc
Locality: Fengjianshan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
A spherical, very crystalized Barite on Bornite from a very limited find in the famous Daye Copper Mine, Hubei, China. Perched aesthetically on a rounded cluster of Bornite in metallic iridescent blue and green color, Barite of this spherical crystal habit is amongst the rarest in the world and definitely one-of-a-kind. Barite is well-known for its extensive range of colors and varied crystal habits, the most common forms are bladed or tabular.
What’s more is a second generation of Bornite Stalactite growing on one side, looking like tree branches. This truly is an exceptional museum quality piece of all time!