Calcite on Quartz

Shangbao mine, China

Species: Calcite, Quartz
Locality: Shangbao mine, China
Specimen Dimensions: 30.0x22.0x16.5cm
Size: Museum
Availability: Available


A large, museum specimen with doubly terminated yellowish crystals of gemmy calcite (to apx 12cm in length) on hundreds of quartz crystals. The piece is very impressive and the locality is uncommon for such calcite specimens. I was told it is an older piece, not from recent finds. Condition-wise it is ok for the size. One of the main crystals has one termination intact but the other one is broken. Due to the big, impressive crystals, the piece has a good visual impact from a distance and it can also be displayed on various angles.


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