Calcite with iridescent Chalcopyrite coating

Baisha Copper Mine, Huangshi, Hubei Province, China
7.3 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 02/07/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/19/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $626

Item Description

What a gorgeosu display specimen of these limited specimens from China. Originally the locality information we were given was that they came from the Baisha Copper Mine, but it's possible that they are from the Daye Mine. Gorgeous sparkling, multi-colored, iridescent (gold, yellow, blue, purple green and pink) crystals of 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 2.4 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 $1,800 in the inventory. The piece comes with a FREE custom lucite base for easy display!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
markg100 $626 02/19/2019 6:09:52 pm (CST)
apalafoxy $601 02/19/2019 4:57:38 pm (CST)
markg100 $571 02/19/2019 3:42:23 pm (CST)
apalafoxy $499 02/19/2019 3:14:31 pm (CST)