Herja Mine (Kisbanya), Baia Mare (Nagybanya), Maramures Co., Romania
Cabinet, 10.5 x 6.4 x 5.9 cm
The availability of Chinese stibnites does not diminish the high desirability of these classic Romanian ones, which have a very different look at any rate, a more "gunmetal" luster which some prefer as opposed to the mirror-metallic look of the Chinese ones. Prior to the Chinese finds, these Romanian stibnites were highly valued, and this perception should not change at ALL just because another locality is producing a different type of the same mineral. This is a rich "forest" of terminated crystals! 10.5 x 6.4 x 5.9 cm