Scheelite, Quartz
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.6 x 2.0 cm
Tae Hwa Mine (Taehwa Mine; Dae Hwa Mine; Taewha Mine; Tong Wha Mine; Tae Wha Mine), Neungam-ri (Neung Am-ri; Noungam-ri), Angseong-myeon, Chungju (Chung Won Kum; Chung-ju), Chungch
A SUPERB and AESTHETIC specimen from the famous Taewha Mine of South Korea. A 2.4 cm, very gemmy and lustrous, chocolate-brown scheelite crystal is beautifully attached to the side of a water-clear quartz crystal, which is preferentially coated with tan oxides. The scheelite exhibits textbook octahedral form. These scheelites were long considered the world's finest, until recently surpassed by the new Chinese finds. The back of the scheelite is contacted, but is out of sight. A highly desirable scheelite from this famous locality. Excellent white fluorescence. Ex. George Elling Collection.