Miniature, 3.6 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
Amo deposit, Ximeng County, Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China

This small and remote deposit has produced the gemmiest cassiterites of China, and since the old Bolivian material of olden days. But, it remains seldom known and specimens very few compared to those from Ping Wu in Sichuan Province - which have another habit entirely. This is a sharp, very gemmy and translucent crystal cluster showing the gemminess and luster that make these cassiterites so desirable. This aesthetic crystal is mounted on a natural pedestal, and is complete on 3 sides. It is gemmy and you can look right into its depths. For overall aesthetics, this is a superb miniature with very dominant features and 3-dimensionality. NOTE last shot shows the piece strongly backlit.