Miniature, 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
These calcite twins from China to me represent one of the most important calcite finds of the past 15 years, and certainly one of the most significant Chinese finds overall. This gem provides a perfect example of why: exquisite symmetry, gemminess, and striking appearance as it sits on a bed of hematite-colored quartz crystals. This fine twin measures 1.8 cm across.