Sphalerite, Quartz
Kangjiawan Pb-Zn-Ag-Au deposit, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.9 x 2.9 cm
These Chinese sphalerites have carved out a place as some of the best for the species, for their size, and deep wine-colored gemminess. The large compound crystal here measures over 3 cm across! The sphalerites are on a bed of intermixed micro sphalerites and quartz crystals.