Iridescent Chalcopyrite and Pyrite on Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, China

Iridescent Chalcopyrite and Pyrite on Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, China

Dimension: 4.6cm x 4.6cm x 2.2cm

Weight: 40g

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.

    $33.47Price