GEM Sphalerite w/ Calcite & Quartz

Shuikoushan Mine, Hunan Province, China
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Three, 2,0 cm, GEMMY, gorgeous, sharp, red sphalerite crystals are aesthetically set in matrix and are nicely complimented by lustrous, tan calcite rhombs, quartz and one galena crystal. This EXCELLENT, complete all-around piece is from the Shuikoushan Mine of China and these sphalerites are considered to be some of the finest in the world. Very little new material has come out recently and this fine piece has only trivial periphery wear. The backlit photo highlights the beautiful color saturation and gemminess of these crystals.

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