"Diamond" Calcite (Fluorescent) from Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co, China

"Diamond" Calcite (Fluorescent) from Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co, China

Dimension: 4.5cm x 4cm x 3.1cm

Weight: 53g / 265 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.  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.  The rare and precious specimen can be displayed from a number of angles as it almost is a floater, outstanding!


Price inclusive of a high quality acrylic display box.