Cabinet, 13.3 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm
Nandan Co., Hechi Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
We had two of these amazing limonite specimens in auctions awhile back. We spent 4 months after that trying to track down the Chinese guy who had them, and by the time the Tucson Show rolled around, we had found him and arranged to meet him in Tucson. There, he had about 65 specimens - the great majority of which were ugly, but some of which had amazing iridescence. We had to buy the entire lot of 65 to get the good ones - which was hard to bite off, but we did it. This one does not have as bright a play of colors as some of them, it is a more subtle red shimmer, but it is notable for being a sizeable STALACTITE, which few of them are (most are plates). Note that we did not see ANY MORE of this material at the show, with anybody! 13.3 x 2.9 x 2.8 cm