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6 specimens found
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Sphalerite- Dark red crystals on druzy Quartz
stock #6.2-456
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-
stock #4.2-391
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6 x 4.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
Pre Holiday 2017

Perfect Sphalerite crystal perched atop a rolling matrix of druzy quartz and a few Galenas. Bright translucent to transparent crystal that can glow red with backlighting. Older specimen from 2003 finds at Shuikoushan, this one is especially choice, three dimensional and esthetic. The bottom and back are sawn from when this was being removed from the host rock. Sits well for display at several angles. No damage.
Sphalerite on quartz with calcite
stock #6.2-605
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
8.1 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $400


A very fine, large (3.9 CM) sharp and glassy Sphalerite sits on the matrix of Dolomite coated with quartz and minor calcite. When backlit the Sphalerite glows Orange Red. The crystal is complete with no damage. Very esthetic.
Sphalerite on Quartz
stock #7 CNA-492
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!!
HOLD Sphalerite on Quartz with Calcite
stock #HOLD 6.2-120
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
11.2 X 9.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $285


Large, lustrous crystals of undamaged Sphalerite perched on a contrasting quartz matrix. Individual crystals to 3.8 CM that are complex and intergrown with many distinct faces. The color is a dark red to brown-black and the smaller crystals are gemmy translucent while the larger ones are only on the edges. This is really worth far more than the price!
Sphalerite on quartz with galena
stock #4.2-169.1
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
14.3x9x10 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


A reddish druzy quartz matrix hosts several well formed ruby color sphalerite crystals reaching 2.3 CM and clusters to 5.3 cm. With top or backlighting the crystals glow well, they look darker red to black with front light. There is some nice bright galena as well. This like many has been sawn for removal. This may also be a good candidate for artful re trimming. Very reasonably priced!
6 specimens found
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