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Sphalerite on Quartz
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
13 x 10.6 (cabinet)
price: $500


Deep red complex crystals of Sphalerite sit on a plate of sparkling reddish quartz. Some are claiming the quartz is red due to inclusions of Sphalerite, I am not sure about that. There is galena here too and the back of the piece is crystalized calcite. The largest crystal is 3.3 cm and with good backlight it glows a rich red. No damage and great luster, this looks like globs of jelly on matrix. Way above average!!




Sphalerite on Quartz
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
13 x 10.6 (cabinet)
price: $500


Deep red complex crystals of Sphalerite sit on a plate of sparkling reddish quartz. Some are claiming the quartz is red due to inclusions of Sphalerite, I am not sure about that. There is galena here too and the back of the piece is crystalized calcite. The largest crystal is 3.3 cm and with good backlight it glows a rich red. No damage and great luster, this looks like globs of jelly on matrix. Way above average!!