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HOLD Calcite complex twins with Hematite phantoms
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei Province, China
9.9 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $420


An exceptional example of a very esthetic Daye Calcite. This locality has produced the some very fine Calcites, which are immediately recognizable. The best are glassy, clear, gemmy and have a orange-rose blush from included Hematite. Like most locations the very best are quite rare. This is one of those. The larger crystal is 4.4 CM across, the matrix is covered by a carpet of gemmy glass-like crystals to just under a centimeter. The Orange color is especial good on this, there is no eye visible damage on the display face. The back of the matrix is partly sawn from collecting, there is damage that is not visible from the front. I think these will be regarded as important world-class Calcites when they are no longer available, much like English material. Very affordable for this quality!




HOLD Calcite complex twins with Hematite phantoms
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei Province, China
9.9 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $420


An exceptional example of a very esthetic Daye Calcite. This locality has produced the some very fine Calcites, which are immediately recognizable. The best are glassy, clear, gemmy and have a orange-rose blush from included Hematite. Like most locations the very best are quite rare. This is one of those. The larger crystal is 4.4 CM across, the matrix is covered by a carpet of gemmy glass-like crystals to just under a centimeter. The Orange color is especial good on this, there is no eye visible damage on the display face. The back of the matrix is partly sawn from collecting, there is damage that is not visible from the front. I think these will be regarded as important world-class Calcites when they are no longer available, much like English material. Very affordable for this quality!