eCryptonite #038

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eCryptonite #038

The art is made of a 131 mm “dogtooth” Calcite from Wenshan, Yunnan, China

Full-size picture

NFT rarity

Very rare (8)

Picture size (pixels)

4088x2725 (3,2 MB)

Energy version (giveaway NFT to the 50% first buyers, not resale)

Description

​The model used is a 131 mm Calcite from Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China

It is a new specimen in my collection, that I bought in 2021.

It is a fantastic "dogtooth" Calcite measuring 76x131x100 mm (941 grams).

On video/pictures it reminds a bit of the epic Calcite found in the Parta-pockets in Malmberget in the late 1980s. However, side-by-side you will see that the Malmberget-calcite is better/clearer. Anyway, this is a world-class specimen with great quality and color.

The striking "flower" consists of glassy, translucent scalenohedron Calcite. The crystals yellow color comes from pretty iron oxide tinting.

I am very happy to have this in my collection now, and is also pleased that you have the chance to buy the digital art version.


Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
"A zinc mine, that produces aragonite and, less commonly, hemimorphite of predominantly blue and white, and, more rarely, green colour. It is known for world class, deep blue hemimorphite specimens with a fine surface growth, resembling okenite. Up to now, only two lots of these specimens were found, one discovered in 1990/1991, the other in 1999" -Mindat

This fantastic calcite also comes from this same mine, and you can see a couple of other similar calcite on Mindat.


You can read more about this location on Mindat:
https://www.mindat.org/loc-21241.html

Video/pictures of the specimen used for the NFT: