near Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, Northern China
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 5.2 x 5.0 cm
A very fine small cab with a 3-cm-tall crystal dominating the specimen (closeup lower-left), and others in cluster around it. These crystals have bright red-orange color, good translucence, and are extremely lustrous for this mine. It is a piece with a lot of flash value and pizzazz to it, and really leaps out from the flats. Only trivial damage around the edges, with no damage to the specimen core or the large crystals