near Urumqi, Kuruktag Mountains, Xinjiang Uygur Region, Northern China
Large Cabinet, 21.2 x 13.8 x 9.9 cm
This is the single best large plate of this style that I have, from the find. It features brilliantly colored crystals in a splayed, 3-dimensional arrangement on matrix, and is NEARLY pristine despite the size and fragility. very FEW specimens of this size were even recovered, and most had so much damage that we were forced to break them down into smaller specimens. This one is really a miracle piece. It has crystals to 3cm or just over an inch, though most are in the 2 cm range. This one has a very much more orangey color to it, than some others here, and is something like San Francisco-mine wulfenite in style (but more robust in habit). THIS IS MUCH BETTER In PERSON and I would say one of the very best from this find!