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Sphalerite- Dark red crystals on druzy Quartz
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.6 x 7.1 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring update

Dark red gemmy Sphalerite crystals with typical complex twinning are well exposed on contrasting matrix. Excellent luster, the Sphalerites with backlighting glow a bright red, they can seem very dark without it. From vintage 2003 finds at Shuikoushan in excellent condition with no visible damage. The matrix is druzy quartz that has a reddish hue. Very esthetic, these were once found in large quantities but few were this choice, they are no longer available.




Sphalerite- Dark red crystals on druzy Quartz
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.6 x 7.1 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring update

Dark red gemmy Sphalerite crystals with typical complex twinning are well exposed on contrasting matrix. Excellent luster, the Sphalerites with backlighting glow a bright red, they can seem very dark without it. From vintage 2003 finds at Shuikoushan in excellent condition with no visible damage. The matrix is druzy quartz that has a reddish hue. Very esthetic, these were once found in large quantities but few were this choice, they are no longer available.