Yangshuo Mine, Yangshuo Co., Guilin Pref., Guangxi Zhuang, China
Cabinet, 12.8 x 12.4 x 8.2 cm
This 3-dimensional, unusual specimen shows vine-like growth of the plumbogummite over interesting, craggy matrix. You can actually see how the plumbogummite coated the rough matrix material of the pocket, and the complex growths that fill the space really add a texture and visual appeal to this piece that are different from the others. There is minor damage, but very minor in context and not distracting to the eye. The piece has excellent luster and is more sparkly in person than the photos convey. This special specimen is probably my personal favorite of the lot, because it is so unusual and pretty in person. It stands out from all the others and is very impactful on a shelf (plus, it glitters with lots of sparkle when well lit!) .