Leiping Mine, Leiping, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Thumbnail, 7.0 x 5.0 x 5.5 cm
A very aesthetic specimen of what I believe represents one of the most exciting Chinese finds of the past decade; the late 1990s anyhow. These twins show exquisite gemminess and beautiful symmetrical, pyramidal terminations. This specimen is unique in that the twin (2.3 cm) is perfectly centered in a vug of spiky calcite crystals, some of them colored with hematite inclusions. This piece came out of the collection of Paul Jung, dispersed at the Denver Show this year. 7 x 5 x 5.5 cm