Red Calcite (2 generations)

Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 01/05/2012 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/12/2012 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

An aesthetic and unique, "pagoda-style", calcite specimen from a find at the Daye Mine in China from 2006. A group of brownish (iron-coated) sharp, scalenohedra of Calcite which are overgrown by a second generation of Hematite-tinted, compressed, hexagonal crystals of Calcite creating crowns on the first generation of Calcites. The piece is very three-dimensional, and can be displayed from several angles. Beautiful crystallization, color and form, and very little damage all the way around.

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