Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Large Cabinet, 26.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 cm
These beautiful Leiping calcites are not coming out anymore! This very large plate is from a Chinese contacts who had it stashed away. These crystals are distinctive for many reasons. First, they have a beautiful glassy luster. They also have very pretty, perfectly symmetrical terminations. But most importantly, they have very distinctive phantoms inside. The first generation growth was coated with an unidentified mineral that makes the crystals red under UV light. You can clearly see where growth began again, enveloping the earlier crystal in a later generation of gemmy calcite. 26.6 x 15.7 x 7.8cm