Inesite, Hubeite, Apophyllite
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.7 cm
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper mine), Edong Mining District, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
An EXCELLENT and aesthetic combination specimen from the famous Daye Mine of China, which includes the ULTRA-RARE silicate hubeite. This showy specimen is highlighted by an angled bowtie of lustrous, salmon-colored inesite crystals in the front of the piece. The bowtie is 3.0 cm long. The glassy, quartz crystal matrix is richly and attractively covered with dark brown bundles of hubeite crystals to 0.5 cm and creme-colored apophyllite microcrystals. Outstanding combo material from this famous mine.