Collector's Piece: Pink Dogtooth Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine
Dimension: 4.6cm x 4.5cm x 3.5cm
Locality: Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
Gemmy and sharp Dogtooth Calcite in a lustrous pink/mauve color from the famous Daye Co. area comprise this excellent piece. The Calcites have vitreous luster and a bright reddish pink fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm), the video doesn't show but it is an intense pink fluorescence in person. The piece shows a beautiful intense pink phantom in the center due to Hematite inclusion, mesmerizing!
Purchased by my father in around 1975, this small deposit of about 40 years ago was quickly depleted and these are all but impossible to find anymore. The rare and precious piece can be displayed from a number of angles, outstanding!
Price inclusive of a high quality acrylic display box.