Raspite and Stolzite
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.3 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Rice Northwest Museum
This rich specimen has a display face featuring about half a dozen SHARP AND GEMMY stolzite crystals, to 5 mm, of which 2 are pristine and others are damaged. Several raspite crystals, to 5mm, are in association: one is particularly superb and intergrown with a stolzite. So admittedly there is some damage, some broken crystals, but also several intact and freestanding as you seldom see (at least half a dozen good crystals of each species!). Price has been thus adjusted accordingly. It is overall one of the richer specimens of this classic combination I have seen, from the early 1900's. I have not had a specimen of either species here in ages, and to get the classic combo, on the same specimen, is a very treasured find! For the piece to be somewhat displayable as a pretty object, more so.