Calcite, Realgar
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Calcite, Realgar

Specimen # 100287
Mineral: Calcite, Realgar
Location: Jiepayu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen Co., Hunan Province, China
Size: 7.2 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm



Brilliantly lustrous calcite crystals with a small included realgar crystal from Shimen, China. The large calcite has a myriad of faces – they are actually a later overgrowth, over a greyer core crystal (with little lustre) underneath. The calcites are twinned – the composition plane is visible on both crystals. No damge from the display side (a couple of nicks around back) and the terminations are perfect. Great low price, as I was able to buy it at a good price. Sweet piece.

Additional information

Dimensions 72 × 37 × 34 cm