Description

    Chalcopyrite & Siderite
    Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

    There is nothing subtle about this brassy dazzler from Hezhang County, China. It hijacks the eye with a mix of bright, flashing pseudo-tetrahedrons up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in length, growing on, and through, flattened, lenticular Siderite rhombs of sable brown color up to 2 inches (5+ cm) across. Little Dolomite and Calcite crystals are perched sparingly on edges and high points of the display side and profusely cover the bottom of the piece. This unique combination is now very famous and highly valued in China - it doesn't hurt that there have been no more from that find. In much better condition than normal for specimens from this location, the piece has only a few minor "dings" and its overall condition is excellent. There is a custom base.
    Overall Measurements: 6.3 x 4.7 x 2.4 inches (16.0 x 12.0 x 6.1 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Chinese Mineral Dealer's Private Collection


    Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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