Sainte-Lucie Mine, St. Leger-de-Peyre, Marvejols, Occitanie, France
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.0 cm
Ex. Paul Zerfass
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Large stolzite crystals are rare in the world. This one find produced the world's largest. This exceptional thumbnail stolzite is from a find of this species in the 1990's from the Sainte-Lucie mine, France. This small, but notable, lead-zinc mine produced the best of species crystals of stolzite and this piece, as well as other pieces in this update, are superb examples. These tabular crystal have well defined faces and edges with sumptuous caramel color and satin to adamantine luster. These flaxen crystals have the same crystal form as wulfenite and stolzite is a lead tungstate while wulfenite is a lead molybdate. Ex. Paul Zerfass collection with label.