Scheelite (fluorescent) on Muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 5.9 x 4.4 cm

Elegant and adorable at the same time, this choice combination piece is from the renowned mines at Mt Xuebaoding. The translucent-to-gemmy, amber Scheelites form a mountain range that extends across the Muscovite. For their part, the Muscovites grow in superbly-defined, pearlescent blades that individually can extend over 2.5 cm. They are grouped together in almost floral patterns, and make a remarkable backdrop for the Scheelite. Of course, the Scheelite has its classic, strong fluorescence. The aesthetics and quality of this small cab are unique