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Calcite with iridescent Pyrite / Chalcopyrite viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hunan, China
  • Starting Time:1/3/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/10/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.3 x 5.0 x 4.2 cm

Description:A very hard to find specimen from the one time find in an undisclosed locality in Hunan, China. Gorgeous sparkling, multi-colored, iridescent (gold, yellow, green, pink) crystals of Pyrite or Chalcopyrite cover sharp, well-formed, "dogtooth"-habit scalenohedral Calcite crystals on minor matrix. The largest Calcite on the front / display side of the piece measures 2.3 cm, but the reverse side of the specimen reveals a solitary Calcite scalenohedron which appears to be partially altered / pseudomorphed and measures in at a full 5.0 cm. Very good quality overall and incredibly rare on the market. These specimens came out over 10 years ago (circa 2007) and certainly are a must have for any collector of Chinese minerals or worldwide Calcites. Valued at $800. See the following link for a similar specimen Click Here

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