Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia (TYPE LOCALITY)
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Al Ordway
An extraordinarily rich specimen of the extremely rare tungstate raspite, with brilliently lustrous, gemmy, bright crystals to 3 mm perched on a solid matrix. MOST crystals are undamaged, though some broken ones are admixed. The larger orange platy crystals are stolzite. This vug is largely protected by the 3-dimensional curve of the piece. It is a lot of concentrated raspite in one place. Some crystals, I think, are twinned.