||Calcite with realgar
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
10x7.4 CM (cabinet)
A delicate, thin, tapering (7.9CM) single calcite rises above the smaller crystals. Gemmy in places and clear enough to clearly show the bright red realgar crystals inside. A very tiny flaw at the tip is only visible from one side. Even so, this is a top display calcite at a reasonable price.