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SOLD Chalcocite (coated by Chalcocite, with Djurlelte)
Tongshankou Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref.
Hubei, China
4.9 x 1.6 x 1.3 (miniature)
price: $880
Spring 2019

Outstanding form and patina with excellent iridescent hues on this Tongshankou Chalcocite. This discovery from 2013 was big news in the mineral world, the Chalcocites were unbelievable, unlike any found before. The supply has long ago dried up and these have become scarce and very desirable. This is an excellent, colorful example in perfect condition. Chalcocite is a fairly common, important Copper ore but almost never seen as anything but massive deposits. Good crystals are rare and much prized and these rounded tree-like growths are really only known from this one very unusual find. Choice.




SOLD Chalcocite (coated by Chalcocite, with Djurlelte)
Tongshankou Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref.
Hubei, China
4.9 x 1.6 x 1.3 (miniature)
price: $880
Spring 2019

Outstanding form and patina with excellent iridescent hues on this Tongshankou Chalcocite. This discovery from 2013 was big news in the mineral world, the Chalcocites were unbelievable, unlike any found before. The supply has long ago dried up and these have become scarce and very desirable. This is an excellent, colorful example in perfect condition. Chalcocite is a fairly common, important Copper ore but almost never seen as anything but massive deposits. Good crystals are rare and much prized and these rounded tree-like growths are really only known from this one very unusual find. Choice.