• Chalcopyrite with Siderite
  • Chalcopyrite with Siderite
  • Chalcopyrite with Siderite
  • Chalcopyrite with Siderite
  • Chalcopyrite with Siderite
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides

Chalcopyrite with Siderite

$2,000.00   €1,704  £1,450.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC15191
A beautiful lustrous bright specimen of excellent intergrown crystals of metallic brassy-yellow Chalcopyrite with fine sharply formed platy crystals of translucent-opaque Siderite making a prominent display across the specimen.  This truly magnificent small cabinet specimen is from the Kaiwu mine in southern China, a mine about which very little is known save for it being a base metal mine.  A few Chalcopyrite with Siderite specimens became available at the 2013 Tucson show and were attributed to this locality.  What makes this specimen so remarkable is the mirror-like surfaces of the Siderite crystals.  These, which average 2 to 3 cm wide, reflect the golden hues of the Chalcopyrite crystals to create a mesmerising play of golden shades.  It is so different to any other specimen I have ever seen containing these two species.  Simply beautiful and stunning!

Details

Dimensions
8.0 × 5.7 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China

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Minerals on specimen