Ferberite Ps. After Scheelite (Formerly Reinite)
Otome mine, Kofu City, Yamanashi prefecture, Chubu region, Honshu Island, Japan
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.3 x 2.9 cm
A very rare replacement from an old Japanese locale, this is a rare cluster of crystals with matrix. It is heavy, thick, and very 3-dimensional! The piece still carries on old label in Japanese and English noting that this is "Reinite from Otomesake, Kai Prov." Interestingly the label may be associated with an organized collection by a metals factory related to the mining: "Shimadzu Factory, Specimen Department." rare, old material seldom seen in any quality. This specimen was at the Munich show last year (09) and comes from the Christian Rewitzer collection