Collector's Piece: Calcite on Calcite Mineral Specimen from Daye Copper Mine

Collector's Piece: Calcite on Calcite Mineral Specimen from Daye Copper Mine

Dimension: 6.2cm x 6.2cm x 4.1cm

Weight: 139g

Locality: Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China

 

A striking, twinned Calcite crystal from an April 2020 small find at the famous Daye Copper Mine of China.  This pristine, water-clear, hexagonal, poker chip Calcite crystal measuring 3cm across is so sharp and perfect that it looks like a cut gemstone!  It literally "floats" on a bed of smaller Calcite crystals of great clarity which exhibit a peachy orange color due to Hematite inclusions, mesmerizing!  The super-sharp faces and internal refractions within the poker chip Calcite is phenomenal.  The Calcite displays a light orange red fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm).  China is producing a stunning variety of fine Calcite crystals of which those from the Daye Copper Mine are the finest representations.  Comes with a high quality display stand made of pure copper and acrylic.

    $93.21Price

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