Pyrite on Quartz Matrix with Intergrown Calcite from Shangbao Mine
Dimension: 5.1cm x 5cm x 3.1cm
Locality: Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Eye-catching showy specimen of mirror-bright, brassy-gold Pyrite crystals on Quartz matrix from Shangbao Mine, China. The finely intergrown Pyrite cubes are very bright and shinny in person and some of which formed as individual cubic crystals, so stunning. The matrix is made up of Quartz and Calcite intergrown and exhibits a very light orange-pink fluorescence color under 365nm UV lighting. It is outstanding in brilliance and colors, a fine piece of art from this locale well-known for its world-class Phantom Fluorite specimens.