Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.8 x 5.4 cm
near Daye, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China

A sliver of matrix is the host for four, intergrown crystals of calcite, to 4.5 cm across, splaying out from the core. This aesthetic arrangement features lustrous, translucent, colorless crystals, all with the characteristic overgrowths near the terminal hexagonal faces, contrasting with gemmy and glassy, short prismatic faces that you look through into the crystal from the edges. Very sharp and geometric!