Manganoan Calcite. Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit (Huanggangliang Mine; Huanggang Mine). Hexigten Banner (...
Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit (Huanggangliang Mine; Huanggang Mine)
Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Chifeng City (Ulanhad League; Chifeng Prefecture)
This "cotton puff" Manganoan Calcite boasts a pleasing and consistent true pink coloration over its fluffy surface consisting of two relatively large connected sections that rise from the custom engraved base as two textural "bulbs" joined together. This 'classic' material came out circa 2009-2010 and is hard to find these days. The Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit is known for producing this colorful and popular material with unique forms. The piece has minor staining on the reverse side and is damage-free except for a nominal contact damage to some of the crystal edges. The pink mineral measures over 8 inches (20 cm) in height and is simply a colorful and rather unusual collectible mineral specimen with a most unique appearance.
Measurements: 8.27 x 3.94 x 2.95 inches (21.00 x 10.00 x 7.50 cm)
Estimate: $7,000 - up.
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