Stannite, Quartz
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 7.2 x 5.4 cm
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Superb, large and discrete stannite crystals are attached to the front of a pristine, glassy, nearly transparent, complete all-around quartz crystal from the Yaogangxian Mine of China. The lustrous, silver-metallic stannite crystals reach 1.5 cm on this striking specimen, which is nicely accented by the sidecar quartz crystals. Ex. Steve Smale Collection.