Sphalerite, Quartz (872)

Location

Rucheng Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China

Size

7,0 x 6,2 x 3,1 cm

Description

The main crystal is about 30mm across.All edges of this large, highly lustrous crystal are razor sharp terminated. The faces show an amazing texture! The specimen is developed as floater. At the back you can see a thin plate of lustrous sparkling Quartz crystals. Then there is an exposed cluster of further quartz crystals. And above this cluster you can see this completely exposed Sphalerite crystal. It shows very good translucency - teh first photo was done with moderately backlit and even under this conditions the crystal seems to glow inside and it shows this really amazing strong orange-red color. Very showy in various positions, no significant damages to report.

Price

1900 Euro

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