Scheelite With Sphalerite
Miniature, 4.5 x 3.4 x 2.9 cm
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China
A rare find of PURPLE scheelite, seen only very seldom in all the world of minerals over the years, occurred here in early 2012 (I believe the pocket was hit in march). This is a superb, aesthetic specimen from that one time find, with a sharp 2 cm crystal balanced above matrix with sphalerite. The matrix is actually more scheelite, covered by a thin layer of sparkling white calcite crystals. From the one side, it presents as an ultimate balanced association piece... From the other side, it presents as a more rich scheelite specimen, and looks different entirely as you can see here. Fluorescent shots are also shown