Wenshan Mine, Dulong ore field, Wenshan Co., Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Cabinet, 15.0 x 11.8 x 9.8 cm
A LARGE, GORGEOUS specimen of stalactitic hemimorphite, of the robin's-egg blue color that is prized not only by collectors, but by the Chinese dealers who recognize the relatively low availability of this material. This is a 3-dimensional knob or ridge that is completely covered with this beautiful hemimorphite all the way around. Unlike most Chinese hemimorphite specimens, this one has a high, shimmering luster much like smithsonite.