Several well formed textbook sharp Kesterites are well displayed on the contrasting Muscovite (which is also well crystallized). For a few years the Mt Xuebaoding area produced the worlds best Kesterites usually coated with green Mushingtonite. The mining sites have closed and shifted and there is no more. The only source now for a good piece is from an old collection. This piece has sharp crystals up to 1.4 CM though most are smaller. Scattered sprays and balls of Malachite are also present, this was a less common accessory mineral at this find. In fine shape this could be trimmed to several thumbnails or miniatures but is also choice just as it is. A good value for a modern classic now getting quite rare.
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.