D16C-44
Semseyite
$1,200.00
Herja, Baia Sprie, Maramures County, Romania
Miniature, 4.7 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
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A particularly elegant example of a species which is seldom "elegant" in specimen form; highly lustrous, dark gray, fan shaped, crystal clusters of semseyite, an uncommon lead antimony sulfosalt, exhibit rows of parallel growth on a natural pedestal of matrix composed of other species. Closely associated with the semseyite are two milky quartz crystals, to 1.2 cm in length. Accents are a bonus here - lustrous, black sphalerite crystals, to 2 mm across, along with tan marcasite spheres, to 2mm across. From the type locality for semseyite, this is a very fine, aesthetic, competitive level miniature! Most such specimens are lumpy, or gray on gray.