Collector's Piece: Fluorescent Calcite “Flowers” from Xianghualing Mine, China
Dimension: 12.1cm x 9.2cm x 5.3cm
Locality: Xianghualing Mine (Hsianghualing Mine), Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A large cabinet specimen of bladed Calcite crystals interlinked to form a Calcite “flower”, resembling a beautiful rose. From a recent 2020 find in the Xianghualing Mine of China, this lovely specimen is easily one of the most unique Calcite specimens I saw last year. The white Calcite blades are translucent and virtually pristine. They are highly fluorescent which display a bright orange-red fluorescence under UV lighting 365nm. Comes with a high quality copper wired display stand as pictured.