Ni-Skutterudite Var. Smaltite
Riechelsdorf, Hesse, Germany
Cabinet, 10.9 x 7.5 x 4.0 cm
Ex. Rice Northwest Museum
A very old specimen featuring huge 1-inch crystals rising from a massive matrix, accented by calcite at the base. Superb display-sized and quality specimen, of a style rarely seen for this nickel-rich variety of skutterudite. Crystals of this size and magnitude are very uncommon, from any locality let alone German ones.