- Scheelite on Muscovite
- Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.5 x 4.1 cm
- Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu, Sichuan Province, China
- Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
A sharp specimen with excellent balance, featuring a 4-cm scheelite perched on contrasting muscovite. Note the strong fluorescence of the scheelite under UV light. This specimen is from the old China stash of noted collector, Steve Smale. I exchanged it from him amongst other things, in an all-night trading game around 2008 or so, sold it, and just got it back again recently. Joe Budd Photos.