White Hexagonal Columnar Calcite with Black Scalenohedron Color Zoning

White Hexagonal Columnar Calcite with Black Scalenohedron Color Zoning

Dimension: 8.3cm x 5.4cm x 3.1cm

Weight: 128g

Locality: Yongchun Co., Quanzhou prefecture, Fujian, China.  

 

A unique specimen of white hexagonal columnar Calcite with black scalenohedron color zoning from Fujian, China.  It is a two generation growth Calcite where the inner black scalenohedron formed first, then the white hexagonal Calcite covered the black crystal.  Calcite of this kind all display an intense pinkish-orange fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm).

 

Specimen of this kind was first discovered in Nov 2017, it is a unique crystal habit of Calcite only found in China, quite uncommon and the locals called it "Panda Calcite" as it resembles the colors and eyes of Panda.

    $45.37Price

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