Calcite – Large crystal plate from Shuikoushan ore Field, Hunan


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This calcite is from the Shuikoushan ore field in Changning County, Hengyang, Hunan, China. This ore field is a lead-zinc-gold-silver deposit in which over 50 different minerals can be found including the gangue mineral calcite. This specimen consists of a thick heavy plate of pink calcite crystals. They are robust scalenohedral crystals that are translucent with well defined phantom growth and a vitreous luster. This plate measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches or 148 x 114 x 70 mm.

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Weight48 oz