Scheelite, Dolomite, Quartz
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.7 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 specimen from the famous Tae Hwa Mine of South Korea. A 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm, very gemmy and lustrous, chocolate-brown scheelite crystal is beautifully complimented by booklets of flesh-colored, saddle dolomite crystals and small quartz and scheelite crystals. The sharp scheelite exhibits textbook pseudo-octahedral form. These scheelites were long considered the world's finest, until recently surpassed by the new Chinese finds. Complete-all-around and very nearly pristine. Excellent white fluorescence.