Chalcocite, Calcite
Cabinet, 9.4 x 6.0 x 4.6 cm
Dzhezkazgan, Zhezqazghan Oblysy (Dzezkazgan Oblast'; Dzhezkazgan Oblast'; Djezkazgan Oblast'; Jezkazgan Oblast'), Kazakhstan
A SHOWY and MOST UNUSUAL combination specimen from the famous Dzhezkazgan Mine of Kazakhstan. Iridescent, sharp chalcocite crystals to 1.5 cm protrude from silicified limestone matrix below the crowning, very light gray, translucent and preferentially etched, calcite crystals to 4.4 cm. A couple of broken minor chalcocite crystals are certainly not very detracting from this fine piece. It displays well and is very impressive for the stoutness of the crystals and how they display dramatically 9.4 x 6.0 x 4.6 cm