Collector's Piece: Sphalerite on Quartz from Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., China
Dimension: 8.7cm x 5.4cm x 2.6cm
Locality: Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., Yueyang, Hunan Province, China
A significant, museum quality specimen of Sphalerite on Quartz from Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., Yueyang, Hunan Province, China. The large, single terminated Sphalerite crystal is exceedingly lustrous, measuring a mesmerizing 3.3cm x 2.6cm in size! Such a large, single gem of Sphalerite is extremely rare and precious. The fiery orange-red Sphalerite crystal has a highly reflective surface and is translucent with flashes of orange fire. On a druse of Quartz over a limestone breccia, this is for sure a winning centerpiece!