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4 specimens found
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Calcite- Complex twin
stock #18.1-230
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei, China
7.4 x 5.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Worldwide mix summer

From the Daye mining area in 2002 before it became a well known mineral locality, this Calcite has a form unlike later finds. The Calcite is almost 6 CM in diameter, transparent (more so than the photos show) and with glassy luster. Some contacts are noted on the back (see the last photo of the back) but overall as seen it is in very fine condition damagewise. Displays well from several angles, we obtained this on one of of earliest trips to China and until recently it was in my personal collection.
Hubeite, Apophylliteand Quartz
stock #Alec-15-074
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hebel Province, China
6.4 x 6.3 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $425
Spring 2017

A great composition cluster with gemmy clear Quartz crystals hosting clear tabular crystals of Apophyllite and hundreds of rosette form Hubeites. These are not usually pretty minerals but this is an fine exception. In impeccable condition, very few specimens reached this level of quality, and none are not coming out now. From the type locality for Hubeite this is as fine as these crystals ever found, and the coverage is very dense. Better in person, this piece is Ex Shields Flynn collection obtained from directly from Bert Ottens.
Calcite w. Hematite
stock #15.1-992-(SM4995)
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei, China
6.1 x 3 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


Hematite included Calcite crystal with fine color, luster and an overall esthetic presentation. This is an unusual form twin that is completely differnet from any others I have seen from Daye. With well developed phantoms, this is in excellent undamaged condition.
Calcite complex twins with Hematite Phantoms
stock #8.1-036
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hubei, China
9.9 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $420


An exceptional example of a very esthetic Daye Calcite. This locality has produced the some very fine Calcites, which are immediatly recognizable. The best are glassy, clear, gemmy and have a orange-rose blush from included Hematite. Like most locations the very best are quite rare. This is one of those. The larger crystal is 4.4 CM across, the matrix is covered by a carpet of gemmy glasslike crystals to just under a centimeter. The Orange color is especial good on this, there is no eye visible damage on the display face. The back of the matrix is partly sawn from collecting, there is damge that is not visible from the front. I think these will be regarded as important worldclass Calcites when they are no longer available, much like English material. Very affordable for this quality!
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