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    Calcite with Hematite
    Daye iron mine, Tieshan District
    Huangshi, Hubei

    There are four pieces in this assortment showing rather different results of the same effect of dispersed Hematite inclusions within Calcite from this locality. Out of the same mining district, the highly aesthetic and intriguing pieces display different qualities. This example features multiple "towers" of well-formed and reddish Calcite crystals in groupings like some 'Stonehenge-style' monument. The formations stand in a circular layout of sorts, like some castle fortification, while one massive crystal connected several of the layered mineral growths. The Hematite provides a subtle coloration for the crystals, resulting in one amazing rusty-red hued offering. Some sections of the crystalline forms are clear, lacking the secondary mineral influence, and its underside is primarily unstained white Calcite with accents of gray and melon. The overall condition of this specimen is good, and it displays naturally on a flat bottom without a base.
    Measurements: 7.48 x 5.91 x 3.74 inches (19.00 x 15.00 x 9.50 cm)

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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