White Hexagonal Columnar Calcite with Black Scalenohedron Color Zoning
Dimension: 8.3cm x 5.4cm x 3.1cm
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.