Bournonite, Quartz
Miniature, 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
We have been spoiled lately by bournonites coming out of China, easily forgetting how hard it was to get a bournonite of any quality from any locality till these started coming out. Still, the vast majority from China are highly damaged, even if large, and there have not been many that are truly elegant, and in fine condition. This one qualifies, certainly. The 2-cm, very lustrous bournonite has grown against a single quartz crystal, providing a very attractive matrix. 4.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm