Collector's Piece: Dogtooth Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine

Collector's Piece: Dogtooth Calcite (Fluorescent) from Daye Copper Mine

Dimension: 6.3cm x 3.6cm x 2.9cm

Weight: 32g

Locality: Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China


A mesmerizing museum quality specimen featuring three significant gem quality Dogtooth Calcite crystals rest on a matrix made of dozens of Dogtooth Calcite from the famous Daye Copper Mine.  The perfectly terminated crystals exhibit an attractive salmon-pink color due to Hematite inclusions and show a beautiful phantom at one end.  One of the Calcite crystals displays a diamond quality luster and transparency, outstanding!. 


The smaller crystals on the matrix have a beautiful saturated pinkish orange color due to Hematite tinting.  And the specimen shows a rare two-colored fluorescence under UV lighting (365nm) - bright pink and purple!  A top quality world-class Dogtooth Calcite specimen from this famous locale.


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