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Kesterite with Mushingtonite on Muscovite
stock #17.1-AX-15-168
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
6.8 x 4.7 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $680
Spring 2017

Textbook perfect crystals of the rare mineral Kesterite that are coated with green Mushingtonite and perched on a Muscovite matrix. From the prolific locality of Mt Xuebaoding, this is a particularly fine specimen. The crystals reach 1 CM and are undamaged, complete and have some distinct twinning. This area has produced the best Kesterites ever found, and that zone of mining is now closed, there have not been new specimens for a few years and may never again be produced. A modern Chinese classic.
Kesterite with Mushingtonite on Quartz, Muscovite
stock #17.1-AX-15-057
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
12.2 x 8.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Fall 2015

Esthetic and well formed Kesterites with Mushingtonite coatings in several habits are well perched on the matrix. In perfect, textbook condition this is a very fine example of this rare mineral. Before the discoveries at Xuebaoding, Kesterite was a very rare and unattractive mineral. The finds in 2002 and 2005 changed that forever. There has not been any new production for Kesterites since and the area that produced them is now a protected zone. Now scarce on the market especially in amy quality, this one is an exceptional, quality specimen that will appreciate well. Ex Sheilds Flynn collection via Bert Ottens.
2 specimens found
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