Sphalerite, Quartz
Rucheng Mine, Chaojia, Nuanshui, Rucheng Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm
Beautifully gemmy, twinned and un-twinned, red sphalerite crystals are very aesthetically set on this quartz crystal-covered plate from China. The central, 2.4 cm crystal is superb, complete all-around and is very well placed. The entire piece is pristine, except for a small contact on the lower front of the large sphalerite crystal. Choice material and considered some of the finest sphalerites in the world. The unretouched backlit photo highlights the gemminess and gorgeous red color saturation of the sphalerites.