Iridescent Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Daye Copper Mine, China
Dimension: 7.2cm x 5cm x 4.2cm
Locality: Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
An amazing combination specimen features numerous, iridescent Chalcopyrite crystals with contrasting white Calcite crystals. From the world-class Daye Copper Mine in China, the heavily crystalized, well-formed Chalcopyrite tetrahedrons display spectacular iridescence that is in rainbow colors! The colorful Chalcopyrite crystals occur in small aggregates with well-defined edges and corners, some displays rare cubic shapes and finely mirror growth features, making them prominent providing great composition! From the old mine acquired by my father in the late 1990s, the excellent contrast and color combinations make this a good specimen from anywhere!