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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.
Rhodochrosite - gem Scalenohedral
stock #17.1-327
Hotazel Mine, Kalahari Mg Field
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.2 x 1.9 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $825
Pre Holiday 2017

Superb color and unusual variation on form, this is a rich thumbnail of glass clear brilliant Rhodo. The good South African Rhodochrosites have not been found for some time and they are considered some of the greatest ever discovered. This shows why these are so coveted, the color is incredibly intense. The crystals are dominantly scalenohedral but have some variations that are quite a bit more complex. An older specimen this is fine condition as seen. All of the crystals are fully transparent, much more so than the photos show. Choice.
2 specimens found
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