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SOLD Chalcopyrite - exceptional ball form
stock #SOLD 23.1-391
Tonglushan Mine, Daye County, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei Province, China
4.1 x 2.6 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Pre Tucson

The discovery of these incredible Chalcopyrite balls at Tonglushan (China) in 2018 made big waves in the mineral world. For a while it was rumored these were altered or faked but as they were well studied and examined they have become accepted as fully natural. There is a little resemblance to some old ball specimens of Chalcopyrite from both Bristol, Connecticut and Cornwall, England but these are far more perfect, complete and have a nice patina as well. The find was a one off, no new examples have been found since. This specimen of 5 connected balls shows well the habit and form, is in perfect condition and looks great from any angle. The large ball is 2.3 CM across. A super addition to any Sulphide suite, Chinese collection or to a display that has strange and wonderful minerals!