Sphalerite, Quartz

Sphalerite, Quartz

Regular price $3,200.00
SKU:43644
Locality: Shuikoushan Mine, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Dimensions: 3.0 x 13.0 x 9.0 cm

Traditionally the best gemmy sphalerite crystals have come from the Picos De Europas District in Spain. In recent years, however,a strong contender to the title of world's best gem sphalerite has been the Shuikoushan mine in Hunan Province, China. This specimen shows why that is, with gem-quality reddish brown crystals with excellent luster perched on drusy quartz matrix. An aesthetic and wonderful sphalerite from this classic modern Chinese locality.

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