Ichinokawa mine, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku Island, Japan
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
A SHARPLY terminated crystal, with a steep termination, is the highlight of the specimen. Japanese stibnites are extremely old (late 1800s-early 1900s) and get harder to obtain with every year. Most are elongate singles, and so I found this rare cluster very appealing as it displays more along the lines you'd want of more "matrixy" specimens. Ex. Scalisi Collection. 7.2 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm