Bournonite on Quartz
Cabinet, 9.5 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm
Yaoganxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Hunan Province, China
This piece is a FLOATER, complete all around, even on the backside!!! It is an amazing specimen for the locality and the species, with thick, unusually robust crystals overcapping a doubly-terminated cluster of quartz, twisted around and coming over the other side of the quartz to show yet more crystallization. The luster is superb, absolutely brilliant. The piece has no damage, save the most trivial, if any. It is also far more starkly 3-dimensional in person. I think this is a major bourno, especially for a matrix specimen in this size and price range!