Iridescent Chalcopyrite and Pyrite on Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, China
Dimension: 4.6cm x 4.6cm x 2.2cm
Locality: Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Numerous iridescent Pyrite crystals nestled on a plate of contrasting white Calcite crystals created this unique Daye Copper Mine specimen. A larger aggregate of Chalcopyrite with rainbow iridescence grown on the center of the display side, it is heavily crystalized and unique. The cubic Pyrite crystals have sharp edges and corners, and are mirror bright, fantastic! From the old mine acquired by my father in the late 1990s, the excellent color contrast make this a good small cabinet specimen from anywhere, and this is the last piece left! Comes with a high quality acrylic display box.