Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 6.3 x 6.8 cm
Lengshui Jieng, Hunan Province, China

This was apparently a very small find recently (April-early May, 2012) from metallic deposits near the famous Xikuangshi fields. This was the largest and richest single specimen that I was offered, amidst only a handful of pieces that seem to have come out. For sheer beauty, these unusual radial balls of acicular valentinite crystals stand out dramatically, regardless of the interesting chemistry. They are quite different from the sort of crystals you usually see. This piece is nearly cabinet sized, and is very display-worthy

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