Attention All Calcite Collectors! Pics do not even come close to doing this Calcite justice; but hopefully, you'll see enough to imagine just how beautiful this large yellow Sphere truly is. Its warm yellow/orange glow is the first eye-catching feature to draw you into its lovely lair. But the "piece de resistance" is the exceptional clarity viewed from any vantage - a 360 degree visual wonder of minimal, well-placed inclusions and cleavage planes within a sea of soothing, inviting color. As you know, Calcite is a doubly-refractive gemrock, although most specimens are too heavily included to readily see this quality. This Sphere, however, has high clarity areas to allow you to test this feature for yourself. Simply place the Sphere over a printed page to see the words appear - twice! Also, the configuration of inclusions gives the impression of planetary rings, a sort of celestial feel to an already ethereal piece. Consider it a planet from the Calcite Galaxy! In my opinion, this incredible Yellow Calcite Orb is one of the nicest you will find anywhere! Brazil. Note: stands in photos not included.
Dimensions: 5" diameter, 15 1/4" circumference
Weight: 6.0 lbs.