Unusual Calcite w/ Hematite (Schlichter Coll.)

Kangjiawan Pb-Zn-Ag-Au deposit, Shuikoushan ore field, Hunan Province, China
9.0 x 6.8 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 10/18/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/25/2018 6:30:28 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

An aesthetic, bizarre and striking calcite specimen! These are the sorts of specimens I love to have around just to look at and to show others how fascinating crystals can be! The intergrown rhombs grew to a certain size - then was coated with hematite - then later, began growing again, but selectively on the faces, so that on some areas there is a glassy, thin sheet over the hematite phantom inside, and on others, the hematite-coated inner crystal is exposed. The dynamic large pristine rhomb is 6.0 cm on the diagonal and the modified corners and mottled character add much pizzazz. The piece has several fine display views and every turn presents a different perspective. This calcite style is very uncommon from this locale. Fascinating calcite! Ex Verna & Ernie Schlichter Collection.