Cabinet, 14.1 x 7.4 x 7.2 cm
Wenshan Mine, Dulong ore field, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Despite a contact at the tip, this large calcite "scepter" is awfully impressive! It is a scepter not in the sense of a traditional crystal scepterd form but in the sense of a "royal" scepter - actually, formed stalactitically, with the elongated central crystal capped by a spiky cluster. There is a thin tube that runs right through the center of the big crystal, marking the center of the stalactite. Stunning!