Sphalerite, Quartz
Lechang Mine, Lechang Co., Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.2 x 4.8 cm
This is a splendid example of the stunningly lustrous, large gem sphalerites found at Lechang a few years back that caused a big stir with glowing orange-red color and complex, glassy faces. There are three crystals here, the largest measuring just under two centimeters. They sit on a gently-curved matrix covered with tiny quartz crystals.