Cabinet, 10.6 x 7.2 x 6.6 cm
Tonglushan Cu-Au-Fe deposit, Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Two sharp, pristine calcite crystals, with rusty red color tinting from hematite inclusions, sit aesthetically side-by-side on the matrix. The larger measures 5 cm. The big crystals are accented by smaller ones on the matrix around them. This beautiful piece has the collection label with it from the former owner, who apparently bought it in May of 2006.