Scheelite (fluorescent)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.3 x 4.2 cm
This piece exemplifies the most saturated and excellent RICH FIERY-orange cluster of classic Scheelites from the world's best of species locality of Mt Xuebaoding. These crystals have the best of what Mt. Xuebaoding Scheelites have to offer: rich color, great luster, good translucence with gemmy edges and tips, and intense fluorescence. The largest of these pseudo-octahedral crystals is an impressive 3 cm on edge, and they are attractively stacked, creating a virtual temple to the species. There is but one bruise on one of the upper, smaller crystals, and it is otherwise complete 360 degrees and pristine. For the size and price range, one of the more impressive specimens. Long in the Roberts collection, and initially valued at $10,000 by him in fact, though reduced for making it more appealing here.

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