Scheelite With Lollingite, Quartz
Cabinet, 10.5 x 8.0 x 6.8 cm
Huanggangliang mine, Keshiketeng Qi, Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia, China
This interesting combination piece was found in the summer of 2012, and has a sharp 6.5-cm-long scheelite perched on sharp metallic lollingite crystals, calcite, and smaller scheelites. Mixed in with that drapery of lollingite are sharp, disc-shaped crystals of manganoan calcite that fluoresce orange-red in contrast to the white fluorescence of the scheelite. I saw many examples from this pocket and selected only a few in very good condition, whoch to me showed appealing geometry and/or association. The scheelite is actually not unattractive for a white version of the mineral, and is interesting in that it has a hollow portion ingrown into the back of the crystal, giving it a "casted" look. Fluorescent slightly differently, under LW and SW UV light.