Gypsum coated Calcite from Qinglong Mine, China

Gypsum coated Calcite from Qinglong Mine, China

Dimension: 9.2cm x 5.7cm x 5.2cm

Weight: 272g

Locality: Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China


This is a very special new Calcite species discovered from a one-time small pocket find of Qinglong Mine in March 2020 in which only a handful of specimens was produced.  Exceedingly vitreous due to the transparent, bladed tabular Gypsum crystals coating, it is so rare and impressive!  Divergent sprays of Dogtooth Calcite in an eye-catching candy orange color interlinked to form this beautiful cluster with perfect terminations.  When these came to the market they were quickly snapped up (well only a few was available) and then disappeared, completely.  They are not just Calcite but have elevated to a beautiful jewelry mineral piece that is immediately recognizable!  Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand as pictured.