Waterclear Calcite Crystals on Calcite - China


This is a simply exquisite plate of calcite crystals on a bed of whitish fluorescing calcite.  The crystals fluoresce best under MW, and interestingly shift to a blue/wht color under LW.  The crystals are almost water-clear, and have etched faces, sharp terminations.  Very unusual specimen.  I don' t have the exact locality in China; picked it up in Tucson and the dealer gave Chengzhou as the locality.  Chengzhou is a city where the big mineral market is located - means nothing as far as the locality goes (pretty common for the Chinese dealers in Tucson).





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