Ottensite on Stibnite
Dachang, Qinglong Co., Guizhou Province, China
Large Cabinet, 21.9 x 14.8 x 9.0 cm
A relatively rich and relatively not-so-ugly-as-usual specimen of this new species, from the type and only location known so far. The stibnites measure to about an inch. Much of this material was lost before it was described, because it was "cleaned" off, and so few large specimens remained to be had. From the type locality, from the collection of Marcus Origlieri who helped analyse the new species. He tells me that this is the largest fine specimen showing rich ottensite, good stibnite, and matrix, which he had kept for his own collection.