Cabinet, 11.7 x 7.3 x 5.8 cm
Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
This is one of the last remaining specimens of a small stash we acquired from a recent find at the Leiping Mine in China. These calcites are unique and pretty in many ways. For one thing, they stand in total relief on the matrix, as if just sitting on it rather than being embedded at all. They also have a beautiful red-orange tone from inclusions of hematite. They have sharp faces, and are complete, undamaged and un-contacted all around. The largest crystal here measures 5 cm.