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    Tonglushan Mine, Daye Co.
    Huangshi, Hubei

    This really unique piece does indeed resemble of golf ball, albeit of a mineral nature, but is also quite an impressive nicer Calcite. The relatively massive, singular crystal measures some 2.1 inches (5.35 cm) at a maximum diameter and exudes a captivating saturated golden hue. The color is due to Iron staining of Hematite within the mineral resulting in an extremely unique specimen. The twin Calcite with Hematite presented on a custom acrylic base is one stunning small cabinet piece with a crystalline matrix cradling the massive rocky focal crystal like a nest raising it up in an ideal vertical orientation. The geometric orb is quite translucent adding a further dimension to this iconic example of the otherwise common variety from the Tonglushan Mine in the Hubei Province of China. The combination of color and form is superb.
    Measurements: 3.60 x 2.52 x 2.04 inches (9.14 x 6.40 x 5.17 cm)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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