Scheelite, Dolomite, Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 5.8 x 3.2 cm
A sharply crystallized, glassy and gemmy, colorless crystal of quartz, measuring 7.7 cm in length, is partially encrusted by a sparkling druse of white dolomite which is studded with lustrous and translucent, orange colored scheelite crystals, to 4 mm across. There are some nice elongated inclusions within the quartz which show multiple phases/generations of growth, and are really interesting when you look closely. Photos simply cannot convey the combination of sparkle and luster here.