Raspite, Limonite
Broken Hill Proprietary Mine (Proprietary Mine; BHP Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.0 x 2.1 cm
Raspite is an ultra-rare lead tungstate. Broken Hill is the Type Locality and raspite is a Holy Grail rare species for this famous locale. This showy and rich piece features a multitude of bright, glassy, orange microcrystals to 2 mm scattered on the mounded matrix.