Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Yunnan, China

Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Yunnan, China

Dimension: 14.6cm x 9.6cm x 4.8cm

Weight: 457g

Locality: Laochang Mine, Gejiu Sn-polymetallic ore field, Pingbian Miao Autonomous Co., Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, China


Two of my miner’s friends had been lucky enough to have discovered recently, in late April, another very small pocket find of these world’s best Veszelyite crystals at the Laochang Mine in Yunnan, China.  It’s taken them almost a week to have excavated around a dozen specimens from the pocket, some of them were very difficult to reach because they were hidden in a narrow “tunnel” inside the pocket, according to the miners.  No other pocket or style comes close to the color and complexity of material from this locality, with the best colors and quality, of which this particular piece is the maximal size.


Vivid blue Veszelyite is a rare mineral only found in a few places worldwide, and this large cabinet specimen measuring 14.6cm across displays a shimmering Veszelyite “streams” flowing across a light tan matrix, so stunning! Hundreds of short prismatic Veszelyite crystals have a wide array of colors ranging from deep sapphire blue, sky blue, teal blue to greenish blue, outstanding! This is an world-class winning display piece in superb condition. Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand.