Ilvaite, Quartz

Ilvaite, Quartz

Regular price $24,000.00
SKU:10875
Locality: Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Dimensions: 10.5 x 13.5 x 11.0 cm

When these Ilvaite's were first discovered about 8 or 9 years ago at the Huanggang District in Inner Mongolia, the collecting community could scarcely believe they were in fact ilvaite. They completely blow away the previous 'best-of-species' specimens from Dal'Negork Russia or South Mountain Idaho, with exceptional size, luster and quality. This is a superb example for this unusual skarn mineral, with highly lustrous, tapering crystals with unusual morphology and exceptional aesthetic placement on quartz crystal matrix. An outstanding example of a rare mineral from a now-depleted single major find.
Repaired: 1x

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