Precious Cassiterite from Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu, China
Dimension: 2.5cm x 2.1cm x 1.2cm
Locality: Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
A beautiful crystal of jet black Cassiterite from the famous locale of Mount Xueboading, Pingwu Co., Sichuan, China. The Cassiterite crystal has bright and highly detailed prism faces with brassy and highly lustrous surfaces.
Little has come from this mine since the May 2008 earthquake which severely affected operations and Mount Xueboarding had been closed for mining many years ago due to the expansion of a nearby panda preserve. This fine specimen is an excellent display piece and in perfect condition.
Display box inclusive.