Scheelite on Muscovite
Mt. Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Province, China
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm

It is VERY hard to find a truly sophisticated scheelite thumbnail specimen - something with color, sparkle, and balance that still fits in a competition-sized cube. Perched atop a matrix of pearlescent muscovite is a lustrous and translucent, vivid orange colored scheelite crystal, measuring 1.7 cm across. A stunning thumbnail-sized specimen that sacrifices nothing you would want in larger pieces, uniquely situated on just the right matrix.