Stibnite with Calcite (Lewadny Coll.)

Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Loudi Prefect., Hunan Province, China
Miniature, 5.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 12/17/2009 6:40:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/29/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Two, diverging sprays of splendent, beautifully striated, stainless steel-gray stibnite blades dramatically accented with tiny, calcite rhombs form an excellent and aesthetic specimen from finds 5-7 years ago from the well-known Xikuangshan Mine of Hunan Province. This fine piece displays well from either side and the few broken stibnite blades are a very modest detraction to the overall quality. The recent finds at the Wuling Mine do not produce the nifty stibnite/calcite association pieces, such as this. Ex Marty Lewadny Collection.

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