Chalcopyrite on Quartz
    Piaotang Mine, Xihuashan Ore Field, Dayu Co., Ganzhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

    With the current "trend-meisters" being infatuated with the "steam-punk" aesthetic in movies and fashion accessories, this scintillating gem should fit right in, with beautiful, rich, brassy Chalcopyrite twins artfully scattered on a matrix of sparkling and colorless Quartz crystals. The golden Chalcopyrites have interesting surface striations and brilliant metallic luster, while the stubby Quartz crystals provide a startling counterpoint to the Chalcopyrites brassiness. This unusual specimen is from a small pocket in the Piaotang Mine and its condition is pristine. The Chinese dealer kept this piece because specimens, such as this, are few and far between from the locality. It comes with a custom base.
    Overall Measurements: 7.8 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches (19.8 x 10.0 x 3.1 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Chinese Mineral Dealer's Private Collection

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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