Sphalerite, Quartz
New Glencrieff Mine (Wanlockhead Mine; East and West branch of New Glencrieff Vein), Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway (Dumfries-shire), Scotland, UK
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm
Splendent, jet-black sphalerite crystals are beautifully accented with preferential, sparkly, drusy quartz on this classic, old-time plate from Scotland. The large sphalerite is 3.6 cm and there is no damage to the piece. Sharply formed crystals make this is an outstanding example from this old classic Scottish locality. Ex. Mullane Collection.