Stannite with Quartz

Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefect., Hunan Province, China
Toenail, 2.9 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 05/21/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A showy hemispherical cluster of large, lustrous, stepped-faced stannite crystals from recent finds at the famous Yaogangxian Mine of China. Stannite is a rare copper, iron, zinc, tin sulfosalt that in recent years has turned up in Bolivia (Potosi), as well as at Yaogangxian. This is a particularly rich spcimen of solid stannite, and is actually quite good looking for such a rare mineral. The rich sprinkling of micro quartz crystals is a very nice accent. Valued $250-300

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