Stannite, Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
Excellent, large and discrete stannite crystals are richly and aesthetically attached to the topside of a glassy, nearly transparent, complete all-around, doubly terminated quartz crystal from the Yaogangxian Mine of China. The lustrous, bronze-metallic stannite crystals reach 8 mm on this striking specimen, which is nicely accented by the sidecar quartz crystals. These are outstanding large and discrete stannite crystals, seldom seen in this quality and in such beautiful combination with quartz. The large, doubly-terminated quartz is pristine.