Miniature, 5.0 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
A STUNNING and SUPERB cluster of twinned calcite crystals from a very recent and small find at the famous Daye Mine of China. Rotate the piece and get entirely different views of this fascinating specimen. This amazing piece features calcites with two different twinning styles: the dramatic, upright, hematite-tinted "Mercedes Benz Star" crystal; and the water-clear, colorless, flattened, poker-chip crystals. The water-clear, hexagonal, poker-chip calcite crystals are SO sharp, they look like a cut gemstones! This beautiful, two-sided calcite specimen rests very nicely on a crust of smaller calcite crystals.