Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Pref., Guangxi Zhuang, China
Cabinet, 13.7 x 8.1 x 5.3 cm
This dramatic large specimen is unusually 3-dimensional and nearly pristine (except only for a few rubs on the periphery), despite its size. It is a complex cluster of 3-dimensional clusters with unusually even color and excellent translucent bubbles of a deep blue saturated color. Specimens of this size and larger without damage to the core display area were few and far between. This piece is unusually aesthetic, and looks like frozen water bubbles. It can display vertically as a very imposing piece, or horizontally. Large, dramatic, and with more plumbogummite on it than any old English piece I ever saw, this specimen alone would have shocked me senseless to see in the past, for the species. Even now amidst a crowd of the new find (which never lasts forever!), it stands out to me.