Collector's Piece: Rare Bi-color Calcite from Daye Copper Mine

Collector's Piece: Rare Bi-color Calcite from Daye Copper Mine

Dimension: 7.3cm x 6cm x 4.2cm

Weight: 141g

Locality: Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China

 

A very rare and spectacular specimen featuring sharp, lustrous, bi-colored (white and brown-red) Calcite crystals stacked on each other to form the tower shape.  From the world-renowned Daye Copper Mine, this belongs to my father's private collection bought in around 1975.  He'd collected 3 pieces so far and this is the second one.  It exhibits fantastic coloration due to red Hematite inclusions.  Calcite from the Daye Mine usually exhibits scalenohedron crystal habit but a few Calcite specimens like this piece were discovered when the mine was first found.  Very attractive and a well balanced display quality specimen, simply stunning!

 

Price inclusive of a high quality display stand made of pure copper and acrylic as pictured.

    $162.31Price

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