Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Large Cabinet, 15.2 x 13.2 x 7.8 cm
Start Time: 06/11/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/29/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This piece is a large mound of complicated rhombohedral crystals with edge modifications (bevels). Each face is overall a series of stacked growth terraces that form the shape of a four-sided pyramid, over highly etched calcite below. The crystals sometimes look like "mushrooms" capping a stalk of etched calcite. Very interesting and aesthetic, with brilliant luster and a beautiful white color. Sulfide inclusions (probably pyrite) can be seen along the edges of the main rhombs. Surprisingly, this is in great shape and nearly complete all around.

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