Scheelite, Dolomite, Fluorite, Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 7.7 x 5.5 cm
A thin veneer of drusy, white dolomite covers a large quartz crystal. Festooned on the dolomite are hundreds of lustrous and translucent, orange colored scheelite crystals, to 5 mm across. Added bonuses include two, lustrous and translucent, colorless fluorite crystals, to 1 cm across along with glassy and gemmy, colorless quartz crystals, to 1.6 cm in length. One of the fluorites is sadly missing a corner, but it is still a nice accent to the sparkly scheelites beneath which is where the real value is. The piece is very 3-dimensional and the scheelite coverage is complete all around.