Sphalerite, Calcite, Quartz
Shuikoushan Pb-Zn-Cu deposit, Shuikoushan ore field, Changning Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.1 x 3.0 cm
Three 2.0 cm, gemmy, gorgeous, sharp, red sphalerite crystals are aesthetically set in matrix and are nicely complimented by lustrous, tan calcite rhombs, quartz and one galena crystal. This excellent, complete all-around piece is from the Shuikoushan Mine of China and these sphalerites are considered to be some of the finest in the world.