206 Realgar and Calcite

 

Location:

Shimen Mine, Hunan Province, China

 

Description:

Lustrous transparent red realgar crystals up to 18 mm long in combination with lustrous calcite crystals and tufts of white picropharmacolite crystals up to 1 mm long. The lustrous calcite crystals are translucent with a fine striped structure on the faces. Some of the realgar crystals are incomplete which may be visible, but does not quite draw attention. A wonderful piece all in all!

Size: 14 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm

 

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