Scheelite coated by Stolzite
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad Dept., Peru
Nestled aesthetically among acicular, glassy and gemmy, colorless quartz crystals, to 5.2 cm in length, is a crystal cluster of scheelite to 2.7 cm on edge, coated a bright lemon yellow by stolzite. A Highly unusual combination - found only in one small vein at this long-worked mine, in early 2015. A large crystal for the locality, in any case, but the lemon yellow color just makes it spectacular to look at!