Dense, rich red coverage of needles in clusters, radiating sprays and clumps. There are small Stibnites and a druse of Valentinite crystals behind the Kermesites. Unusually bright red color and in fine condition. Ex Terry Szenics collection, this presents super well under magnification with very impressive crystal structures seen. These older Slovakian Kermesites are very different from the later Chinese specimens, and the color is far brighter red.
Kermesite with Calcite
Caiwa Mine, Danfeng Co. Shangluo Prefecture
6.5 x 5.5 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
A very nice display specimen of Kermesite crystals on matrix from the one time find that produced the best ever. Typical crude terminations on sharp crystals to nearly 3CM tall standing up from the matrix. In person the red glints of the Kermesite is very evident. Micro-crystals of an unknown mineral that seems to be Valentinite are a bonus. Delicate and fine, these are now very hard to find and expensive when available. A fine value ex Shields Flynn collection obtained from Bert Ottens.