Hubeite, Apophyllite
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Hubeite is an ULTRA-RARE silicate, approved as a species in 2000 and found ONLY at the Daye Mine in China. This is a SUPER RICH and very SHOWY specimen, festooned with light to dark brown, well terminated crystals on both sides and beautifully complimented by a matrix of glassy, tabular apophyllite crystals. A superb specimen of this very rare species.