Mimetite: Pingtouling Mine, Liannan County, Guangdong, China

$1,200.00

Mimetite: Pingtouling Mine, Liannan County, Guangdong, China

$1,200.00

1 in stock

Description

Species: Mimetite

Locality: Pingtouling Mine, Liannan County, Qingyuan, Guangdong, China

Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm. 

Mimetite specimens from China’s Pingtouling mine are considered true Chinese mineral classics and are some of the world’s best examples of the species. Good specimens of this material seem to have all but disappeared from the market today, about 20 years after the major find. This choice small cabinet-size piece features gemmy, lustrous, intense orange crystals to ~1 cm. on brownish gossan matrix. The crystals are in fine condition and this specimen sits great for display. Mark Cross photo.