Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm
This specimen is adorable. The handsome purple color in conjunction with the differing Chalcopyrite crystal size on the outer layer of the spheres really lends to a visually appealing combination. Despite a couple of little contacts typical of this find due to formation style, and a minor crack in the outer layer; this piece kills it in the aesthetics category! Read up on the scientific analysis of these at