Siderite with Chalcopyrite from Kaiwu Mine, Bijie, China
Dimension: 8cm x 6cm x 4.3cm
Locality: Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
A beautiful Siderite with Chalcopyrite specimen from the Kaiwu Mine in Bijie Prefecture which produces the finest Chalcopyrite and Siderite combination pieces in the world. The glassy, translucent bladed crystals of Siderite grown in aggregates resembling groups of flowers in an attractive olive-green color. Associated with brassy, vivid gold tetrahedral crystals of Chalcopyrite which have an exceedingly shinny metallic luster, this is a piece that I highly recommend to everyone.
The video best speaks for itself although the colors are still not as vivid as the real thing.