Iridescent Chalcopyrite and Calcite
Colorful plate of naturally iridescent chalcopyrite in and on, calcite. The chalcopyrite has a nice glittery luster with a wide range of colors from the naturally oxidized surface. The Calcite crystals are also highly lustrous and flashy, with a rich chocolate color floating just below the surface. This piece is quite unique, rare, and of very high quality from the locality, which does produce a wide variety of calcite combinations.
From Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
The specimen is shown on the Large Adjustable Mineral Stand, which is included with purchase.