Calcite, Stibnite
Xikuangshan Sb deposit, Lengshuijiang Co., Loudi Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Miniature, 4.8 x 1.7 x 0.8 cm
An aesthetic and beautiful combination specimen of a highly lustrous, flattened, amber, calcite rhomb pleasingly attached to the side of a lustrous, metallic, sharply terminated, stibnite crystal. The trivial bit of calcite edge-wear is noted, where there are tiny stibnite needles. A highly representative, two-sided combination piece from this recent find at the well-known Xikuangshan Mine of Hunan Province.