“Diamond” Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine, China

“Diamond” Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine, China

Dimension: 3.2cm x 2.9cm x 1.7cm

Weight: 16g / 80 carat

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


An astonishing Calcite in a light yellow color from the world renowned Daye Copper Mine comprise this excellent piece. This superb specimen, said to be one of the very best, from a small recent find of early 2020, I only have a few pieces to offer. The Calcites exhibits diamond grade transparency and a bright pinkish-orange fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm). The locals called this the Diamond Calcite as it resembles the diamond's clarity. Calcite from this small deposit are always quickly sold in the mineral market and I am lucky enough to have acquired a small amount of the very best.  This is the last piece of this lot that I have, don’t miss out as I am not sure if there’ll be more in future!


A high quality acrylic display box is included in the price.