Calcite, Pyrite
Large Cabinet, 18.2 x 14.1 x 8.4 cm
Dachang Sn-polymetallic ore field, Nandan Co., Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
This is a huge plate of calcite crystals from China. This find was distinguished by the powdering of sparkly pyrite crystals that outline the edges of the crystals. The calcites measure to 2 cm across. They are modified cubes with striated bevels (which is where the pyrite was deposited) .