Gem Scheelite with Muscovite from Mt. Xueboading
Dimension: 3.1cm x 2.5cm x 1.6cm
Weight: 16g / 80 carat
Locality: Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
This is a superb fine quality Scheelite from the famous Mount Xuebaoding, in a classical toffee-orange color. Scheelite from Mount Xuebaoding in Sichuan Province has been recognized as the world's best and the finest specimens are always sold at auctions. The Scheelite crystal is bright, perfectly terminated with super high lustre and gemminess. Grown on a matrix of bladed, metallic silvery Muscovite crystals – simply stunning!
Scheelite is named after Swedish chemist and amateur mineralogist Carl Wilhelm Scheele, who discovered the element Tungsten from Scheelite-Tungsten comes from two Swedish words, "tung" meaning heavy and "sten" meaning stone or rock.
Inclusive of display box.