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SOLD Calcite wirth Hematite inclusions
Mine 884, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzoh Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
7.8 x 5.3 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Early summer 2021

Several gem clear optical Calcite crystals are perched on a matrix of smaller bright red Calcites. From the find over a decade ago at Leiping Mine (China) these look very much like the famed English Calcites found over 100 years ago. The English Calcites are highly prized and expensive when available, these more recent Calcites are far more affordable. The quality of better pieces like this one are simply superb. The largest crystal here shows a zoning of clear to red-orange color but is still very transparent. Despite the delicacy and obvious fragility this is in superb condition. An excellent cabinet sized example of this rare and desirable Calcite habit. This mine has been closed for a few years now, these Calcites are now scarce, modern classics.




SOLD Calcite wirth Hematite inclusions
Mine 884, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzoh Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
7.8 x 5.3 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Early summer 2021

Several gem clear optical Calcite crystals are perched on a matrix of smaller bright red Calcites. From the find over a decade ago at Leiping Mine (China) these look very much like the famed English Calcites found over 100 years ago. The English Calcites are highly prized and expensive when available, these more recent Calcites are far more affordable. The quality of better pieces like this one are simply superb. The largest crystal here shows a zoning of clear to red-orange color but is still very transparent. Despite the delicacy and obvious fragility this is in superb condition. An excellent cabinet sized example of this rare and desirable Calcite habit. This mine has been closed for a few years now, these Calcites are now scarce, modern classics.