Wuning Mine (Wuling Mine; Qingjiang Mine), Qingjiang, Wuning Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
Large Cabinet, 19.7 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm
A dramatic, curved, large cabinet stibnite blade from a new find at the Wuning (Wuling) Mine of China. The splendent, beautifully striated, stainless steel-gray crystal is strikingly curved from three episodes of breaking, healing and re-growth during crystal formation in the pocket. The sharp termination is essentially pristine, as the backside is contacted, but has no damage, per se. Complete-all-around, the sidecar crystals are a fine accent. This is a stunning, curved, highly representative, large stibnite crystal from this new find.