Collector's Piece: Chalcopyrite on Calcite from Daye Copper Mine
Dimension: 6.2cm x 4.8cm x 4.3cm
Locality: Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye County, Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
An absolute rare beauty from the mother nature! The Chalcopyrite crystals in an extremely saturated, vivid gold color artfully scattered on the Calcite crystals with rhombohedral crystal habit. The video I took cannot represent its real gorgeous color, it is way more colorful and attractive in person! This belongs to my father’s long-kept rare mineral collections, sadly Daye Copper Mine does not produce specimens of this fine quality anymore so this is certainly a significant piece to have!
Some of the Chalcopyrite crystals exhibit iridescent colors. The rhombohedral shaped Calcite is exceedingly lustrous and is tanslucent. A top quality specimen from the famous Daye Copper Mine, simply amazing!