Calcite With Quartz
Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia A.R., China
Cabinet, 10.5 x 9.0 x 5.5 cm
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A highly interesting "intergrowth" combination where the quartz either grew through the calcite, or the calcite grew around the quartz - I cannot say which. The contrast of crystal habit is interesting, and it stands nicely on a base. The slightly pink, manganoan-rich calcite is fluorescent orange-red under UV light.