Pyrite, Calcite, Hubeite, Quartz
Cabinet, 13.3 x 10.9 x 5.6 cm
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
A dazzling combo piece from the Daye Mine! The pyrite crystal that crowns one end of the specimen is a total knockout - just stunning in its luster, form, and the way it sits up on the matrix like a jewel. On the other side of the specimen is a silky quartz crystal, wrapped with calcites and chocolate-brown hubeites. There is so much going on here - all of it pretty! Pyrite is very unusual for the locality and even more so in combination with all the other minerals there. This is a rare quality, in combination, and not just a combination if that makes sense.