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Calcite on Calcite from Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

 
Calcite on Calcite from Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite on Calcite from Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite on Calcite from Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Calcite on Calcite from Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

Below: fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination
Calcite on Calcite from Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China

DESCRIPTION:No. 53254
Mineral:Calcite on Calcite
Locality:Shizhuyuan Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
Description:Two generations of translucent colorless calcite: the first to form were elongated scalenohedral calcite crystals to 80 mm, followed by overgrowth of flattened rhombohedral calcite crystals to 18 mm in epitactic parallel orientation.
Overall Size:14x13x9 cm
Crystals:5-80 mm
Status: For reference only
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