Collector's Piece: Sphalerite on Quartz from Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., China
Dimension: 6cm x 5cm x 3.5cm
Locality: Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., Yueyang, Hunan Province, China
A museum quality specimen of Sphalerite on Quartz from Taolin Mine, Linxiang Co., Yueyang, Hunan Province, China. The Sphalerite crystals are very three dimensional and lustrous with the largest Sphalerite crystal measuring 1.9cm across. The fiery orange-red Sphalerite crystals are gemmy-translucent with excellent flashes of orange fire, on a druse of Quartz over a Limestone breccia. An attractive, rare and unique combination from this old mine.