Realgar, Calcite
Cabinet, 10.2 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm
Jiepaiyu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen As-(Au) deposit, Shimen Co., Changde Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
A DROP DEAD GORGEOUS realgar and calcite CABINET specimen from the recent finds at the Shimen Mine of China. A beautiful cluster of brilliant, super-gemmy, cherry-red realgar crystals is aesthetically set on the side of a 7.0 cm, very glassy, near transparent, doubly terminated and twinned, light gray calcite crystal. A razor sharp, transparent, 6.2 cm, amber calcite crystal superbly compliments the realgar and gray calcite crystal.